From left, Orange County Commissioner Mia Burroughs is pictured with former Commissioner Alice Gordon and current Commissioner Renee Price in this 2014 file photo. Staff photo File photo
From left, Orange County Commissioner Mia Burroughs is pictured with former Commissioner Alice Gordon and current Commissioner Renee Price in this 2014 file photo. Staff photo File photo

Orange County

One commissioner won’t seek re-election to Orange County’s board in 2018

By Tammy Grubb

tgrubb@heraldsun.com

December 12, 2017 10:25 PM

CHAPEL HILL

Next year will be her last year in office, Commissioner Mia Burroughs said at Tuesday’s board meeting.

Burroughs, who was elected to the Orange County Board of Commissioners in 2014, will wrap up her first term in the office in December 2018.

Mia Burroughs
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She previously served on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board for seven years, including as chairwoman and vice chairwoman, and works full time as a senior adviser for Ipas, an international women’s health agency based in Chapel Hill.

Burroughs further explained her decision to leave the board on her Facebook page.

“There are plenty of people who are as passionate as I am about the well being of Orange County residents, particularly our youth and those living with extra challenges, so I have chosen to leave the door open for others to serve,” she said.

“I’m grateful to the Orange County leaders from the past who made this a wonderful place to live, my current colleagues who are dedicating dozens of nights of their lives to make Orange County an even better place, and, most especially, the voters who gave me this life-changing opportunity,” she added.

Commissioners Barry Jacobs and Earl McKee also are eligible for re-election to the seven-member board next year. Candidates for the 2018 county election can file Feb. 12-28 at the Orange County Board of Elections.

Tammy Grubb: 919-829-8926, @TammyGrubb