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Chatham County: 2017 State of the County Report

On October 16, 2017, Chatham County Commissioner Chairman Jim Crawford presented the 2017 State of the County Report during the regular meeting of the full board. The report includes major highlights of the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017.

Among the achievements covered in the report:

  • Development of the 25-Year Comprehensive Plan, expected to be adopted later this fall
  • Preparation of the two large industrial megasites to enhance their marketability
  • Grand opening of the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center
  • Progress with several future education facilities
  • Department leadership changes
  • Enhancements in online access for the public
  • Key awards and honors
  • Major collaborations
  • Other highlights from departments and offices

Full State of the County Report (pdf version)

Chatham County Local Government Meetings

The Chatham County Unit of the League of Women Voters is requesting volunteers to participate in the Observer Corps Program. This a new activity to communicate to all members more about what is going on in our county and how the local government meetings address issues.

Detailed Information regarding this important and informative program can be obtained by contacting Pat McDaniels at

  • Please contact respective Boards to confirm day and time for future meetings.

November 10, 2017

  • Chatham County Board of Elections meeting took place on September 19, 2017 in Pittsboro. Preparing for the upcoming November elections, the Board discussed early voting, setting up voting equipment, the M-100 Optical Scanner and Automark for disabled voters, and the upcoming Winter Spring Training Conference to be held January 29 - 30, 2018.

The next meeting will be on November 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the Board of Elections office, 984 Thompson Street, Pittsboro.

  • Chatham County Board of Commissioners meeting took place on October 16, 2017 in Pittsboro. Besides discussion of the Brunch Bill, which will be discussed at the next meeting, and the domestic violence issues, vigorous public input focused primarily on fracking in Chatham County. The county's moratorium against fracking expires in the summer of 2018. The Board requested a study on the impact Natural Gas Development would have on Chatham County: waste disposal, traffic and the affect on the water resources. Next meeting will be held on November 20, 2017 at 6pm at the Historic County Courthouse Courtroom in Pittsboro.

  • Chatham County Board of Education meeting: Nothing to report at this time. Next meeting will be held on Monday November 20, 2017 at 5pm at the Central Services Board Room, 369 West Street, Pittsboro.

June 20, 2017

Attached is Leona Whichard's report on the June 20, 2017 Board of Elections meeting.

September 16, 2017 Chatham Unit Kick-Off Meeting

Join us for the Chatham Unit Fall Kick-Off on Saturday, September 16 from 11 am - 1:00 pm. Our guest speaker will be Representative Robert Reives, who will update Chatham Unit members on redistricting legislation, any anticipated changes to voting laws or courts (slimming/packing), and other serious issues in the NC General Assembly that should be in the public domain. The business meeting agenda will also include the following items:
- Candidate Forum staffing needs
- Organizing the Chatham County Observer Corps

Chatham Community Library
197 NC Hwy 87 N
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Meeting in Holmes Room

Notes and Action Items from last meeting.

Contact Pat Daniels ( for more information.

We could use some help with setting up the room, providing refreshments, and cleaning up. To see specific tasks needed and volunteer to help, click here:

(you may sign up for more than 1 task)
- 3 to set up tables and chairs at 10:30
- 3 to bring finger food
- 2 to bring fruit
- 2 to bring water (we'll have cups)
- 1 to bring lemonade
- 3 to clean up

Chatham Voices for Justice

Chatham Voices for Justice (CVJ) is a grassroots, progressive organization of volunteers in Chatham County, North Carolina that works to promote equal rights and equal participation in our democracy for all county residents.