Kudos to Lydia
I enjoyed seeing Mayor Chilton sworn in again along with Aldermen Dan Coleman and Joal Broun.
But first and foremost, I was delighted to be in the room as Lydia Lavelle was sworn in by Judge Beverly Scarlett. Lydia will bring level-headed, prudent leadership to the Board of Aldermen and her background in recreation, greenways, and community activism will serve the community well.
Additionally, she becomes North Carolina's second openly lesbian municipal elected official, joining Jan Pepin who serves on the Blowing Rock Town Council.