“My work is to create a space that can bring us back to reconnection with each other in the most meaningful and lasting way. In a lethal culture that is the consequence of a cosmology that is rooted in the separation of ourselves from ourselves and where democracy has been distorted by the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few, I have faith in what we can make happen at the scale of a small Town that is of this earth.
Mayor Pro-Tem Sammy Slade, born in Redlands, California, was raised bi-culturally in Bogota (Colombia) and Chapel Hill. Alderman Slade has a B.S. in Psychology from UNC-CH and is a carpenter. Alderman Slade was elected to the Carrboro Board of Alderman in 2009 and 2013 and is the board liaison for the Transportation Advisory Board and liaison for the Carrboro Climate Change task force.