Council Member Allen Buansi

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ALLEN BUANSI305 Copperline Dr, #V,
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Term of Service



Allen Buansi is serving in his first term on Town Council.

He grew up in Chapel Hill and attended Guy B. Phillips Middle and East Chapel Hill High School. He is currently an attorney-fellow at the UNC Center for Civil Rights. Previously, he worked at the NC Department of Justice as an attorney and policy counsel. He received his J.D. from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College.

He has served on the Town of Chapel Hill Grievance Hearing Board (formerly the Personnel Appeals Committee). Allen also provided supporting research to the Historic Rogers Road Task Force on extraterritorial jurisdiction that helped lead to the task force's recommendation for the Town of Chapel Hill to extend extraterritorial jurisdiction to the Rogers Road community. He also served on a Town subcommittee to appropriately recognize by way of a cemetery marker the enslaved people who built the University.

He has chaired the Legal Redress Committee on the Executive Board of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the NAACP. His work on the executive board included connecting aggrieved individuals to legal counsel.

Allen lives in Southern Village. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, coaching, playing basketball and spending time with family and friends.


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