Community Service

Gene’s professional beliefs shape his vision for Community Services. He believes that building meaningful partnerships and empowering people is the only way to enable sustainable social growth. He has worked with many non-profit organizations to build capacity at various levels and has been recognized for his contributions.


Town of Chapel Hill (NC) hometown hero, 2007 and 2013


Town of Chapel Hill (NC) Council member, 2009–2013

In addition to Council responsibilities, he served on the following Boards:

Council committee on Boards and CommissionsChair
Council committee on Economic DevelopmentMember
Council budget committeeMember
Orange Water and Sewer AuthorityCouncil liaison
Chapel Hill Public Library FoundationBoard member
Community Home TrustBoard member
Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors BureauBoard member

Foundation Boards:

Chapel Hill Public Library FoundationPresident, 2006–2009
Triangle Community FoundationEntrepreneurs Partnership, Founding Chairman, 2004–2006

Town Boards served on before the Council includes:

Orange Water and Sewer AuthorityBoard member, 2007–2009
Chapel Hill Public Library Building CommitteeMember, 2006–2007
Planning BoardMember, 2004–2007
Citizens Budget and Finance CommitteeChair, 2004–2005
Horace Williams Citizens CommitteeVice-Chair, 2005–2006
Gimghoul Neighborhood AssociationBoard member, and President, 1999-2007