I'M THEODORE NOLLERT AND I'M RUNNING TO SAY YES TO CHAPEL HILL'S FUTURE
Hi, I'm Theodore - I'm a Chapel Hill Planning Commissioner, UNC graduate student leader, and renter. I believe that it's time for people in my generation to step up and tackle the challenges facing our town and our state. One of Chapel Hill's greatest assets is its partnership with UNC, and I am the best candidate to help us realize the full potential of that relationship over the next four years. Here's how we do it:
PARTNER with UNC to explore new options for workforce housing
CREATE attractive public spaces for people to gather for work and for fun
INVEST in greenways and linear parks to promote connectivity and provide amenities for current and future residents
INVITE on-brand economic development that plays to the strengths of our Town and our university
ENCOURAGE thoughtful mixed-use development that incorporates green space, tree cover, and walking, biking, or busing around town
UNLOCK Chapel Hill's latent potential to compete with Durham and Raleigh as an artistic and cultural hub
EXPAND the proportion of businesses owned by women and people of color
LISTEN and COMMUNICATE, then ACT
Join me in saying YES to prosperity and YES to tomorrow!
Want a Town Council that listens? That's what I'm here to do!
Hi, I'm Theodore - a Chapel Hill Planning Commissioner and UNC graduate student leader. As a young person and a renter, I believe it's my job to step up as part of the next generation and tackle the challenges facing our town and our state head on. I'm ready to help take the collaboration between the Town and UNC to the next level.
I know how to work across constituencies to get things done. As President of the Graduate and Professional Student Government at UNC, I held a listening tour of 30+ departments, organized students, then persuaded the administration and Board of Trustees to implement a multi-million-dollar pay raise for graduate workers -- the largest ever in UNC history.
We're facing challenging times here in our home and in our state, but I'm confident that together, we can navigate hard conversations and secure quality public places, more workforce housing, connectivity through greenways and linear parks, on-brand economic development, and even unlock the full latent potential of Chapel Hill to compete as an artistic and cultural destination with Durham and Raleigh.
I want to hear from you! My cell is 919-537-9268. My email is email@example.com. Please reach out if you'd like me to meet a group of your neighbors or to talk with me 1:1.
How We Get Around
As our community grows, we will need to expand our options for walking, riding, and pedaling around town. This will promote a more fun, healthy life, and reduce traffic, too! Recent grants to help build Bus Rapid Transit and new multi-use Greenways for bikers and walkers are signs that we are on the right track.
Where We Live
Housing costs are out of control in Chapel Hill, with rent up ~50% just since 2015. It's only fair to build housing our workers can afford. More types of housing ensure that Chapel Hill will stay diverse and inclusive as we move into the future.
How We Work
Commercial investment helps lower property taxes, which fall disproportionately on low-income earners. It also promotes a vibrant downtown! Increasing the proportion of businesses owned by women and people of color will bring business ownership into alignment with Town demographics.
Median home value in Chapel Hill
Average increase in rent since 2015
Proportion of cost-burdened renters in Chapel Hill
Miles of Greenway trail needed across Town
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Theodore for Chapel Hill
801 Coker Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517