The Chapel Hill Town Council on June 14, 2004, established a Special Committee to lead the public process to consider the petition submitted by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP and to develop recommendations for appropriate memorials to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Special Committee would begin its work by reviewing the information, options and recommendations developed by the Council Naming Committee before initiating a process of greater citizen engagement.  The Special Committee will arrange and conduct public forums, workshops, and such other meetings as would be useful in developing options and recommendations for the Council’s consideration.


The Committee is proposed to have 20 or more members, to include:



All Town residents are encouraged to apply.  Please note on your application form if you are applying as a citizen with special expertise in one of the categories listed above or as a citizen-at-large.  All applicants are eligible to serve as citizens-at-large.  Residency in the Town is required for appointment.


Nominations to the Special Committee are scheduled for September 7, with appointments scheduled for September 13, 2004.  To be considered for appointment, please complete an application form and return it to the Town Clerk’s Office.  This form is available by accessing the Town’s Internet address at www.townofchapelhill.org.  The form can be downloaded from the website and returned via email to the Town Clerk at townclerk@townofchapelhill.org, or, you may obtain a form by contacting the Town Clerk’s Office at 306 North Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516, or by calling 968-2757, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Deadline for submitting applications is August 31, 2004, by 5 p.m.