Allen Buansi is serving in his first term on
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.
In his spare
time, Allen enjoys reading, coaching, playing basketball and spending time with
family and friends.
Board of Adjustment
Community Policing Advisory Committee
Council Committee on Economic Sustainability
Grievance Hearing Board
Human Services Advisory Board
Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board
The primary mission of the Mayor and Council, as the governing body of the Town is to adopt and provide for the execution of ordinances, rules and regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to protect health, life or property, or to promote the comfort, convenience, security, good order, better government, or the general welfare of the Town and its citizens.
The Mayor and eight Council Members constitute the governing body of the Town. In accordance with the Town’s Charter, the voters elect a Mayor every two years. Council Members are elected to four-year, staggered terms on an at-large basis. Town Council duties include:
Amendment of previously adopted policies through changes in the Town Code of Ordinances and the Development Ordinance, and by revision of policies and documents.
Appointment of advisory boards, commissions, task forces and committees.
Appointment of the Town Manager and Town Attorney.
Establishment of agreements with other governments.