Kevin Foy

2010 Senate Democractic Primary

Since this area plays such a strong role in the democratic politics/ideals in this state, & since one of our own might join the race, I think this will be an interesting topic for discussion.
Secretary of State Elaine Marshall
vs Durham Lawyer Kenneth Lewis vs Captain in the United States Army Reserve & former State Senator Cal Cunningham vs Mayor Kevin Foy

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Here is some more background on the candidates:

Foy Endorses Kleinschmidt

Mayor Kevin Foy endorsed Mark Kleinschmidt this morning. Here is his statement:

I hope the voters in Chapel Hill will join me in voting for Mark Kleinschmidt for Mayor. I’ve served as mayor for the past eight years, and I’m proud of our town – we’ve adhered to our values as a place that protects the natural environment, works closely with our university, and respects all our neighbors without regard for their economic status. Over the past eight years, with Mark Kleinschmidt helping to lead the way, Chapel Hill has invested in a safe, vibrant downtown, new greenways, the arts, a major new park, a transit center, a new public works facility, and an aquatics center. We’ve done all this with an eye to prudent money management (we have the highest bond rating) and diversifying our tax base.

And it has paid off – just this year Chapel Hill was named both America’s Most Livable City and Best Place in the Country to Start a Business. We’re doing a lot of things right!

We have a bright future. A vote for Mark for Mayor will keep Chapel Hill on the right track.

Kevin Foy

Coffee with the Mayor/Franklin Street Walk and Talk

Cool, but couldn't this have been hosted by a locally-owned business?

Monday, April 13, 2009
Carlo Robustelli : Mayoral Aide
Mayors Office : Town of Chapel Hill
405 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5705
Phone: (919) 968-2714
Fax: (919) 969-2063 

Mayor Kevin Foy will participate in the first "Coffee with the Mayor," a special outreach initiative to residents at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, hosted by Starbucks in downtown Chapel Hill.  Residents who are interested in discussing alternative transportation in Chapel Hill and the Triangle region are encouraged to attend.

Mayor Foy will share his perspective and hear citizen input on alternative transportation and how it fits in with a vision for the future of Chapel Hill and the region.  The Mayor encourages everyone to join him in using alternative transportation on April 15as a great way to kick off the regional Smart Commute Challenge occurring April 15to May 30.  Mayor Foy is scheduled to arrive on Franklin Street riding Chapel Hill Transit's G Bus at 9:20 a.m. 

Starting at 10:30 a.m., residents are invited to join the Mayor for an informal "Walk and Talk" tour down Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill.  The Mayor will discuss future areas of interest, new economic developments, historical areas of interest, and his vision for downtown.  Residents will have an opportunity to ask the mayor questions in an informal setting while sharing their perspectives of downtown and the larger community.
"Coffee with the Mayor" will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Starbucks, 103 E. Franklin St.  The Franklin Street "Walk and Talk" tour begins at 10:30 a.m. in front of Starbucks, 103 E. Franklin St.

All residents are invited to participate!

For more information about the Smart Commute Challenge please go to:


Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 5:30am


Starbucks, 103 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

Mayor's Task Force on Mental Health

I am interested in comments from anyone who attended the "listening sessions" this week sponsored by the Mayor Foy's Mental Health Task Force. The sessions were on Tues. and Weds. evening. I got to the Tues. session too late to get a sense of where the Task Force is heading.

I think many people are aware of the problems facing the public mental health system in Orange County and elsewhere. I am interested in what the Task Force intends to accomplish. I hope someone who attended will comment.

Mayor's Mental Health Task Force Listening Session

Listening Sessions Announcement

The Mayor’s Mental Health Task Force will hold two Public Listening Sessions on February 24th and 25th in the Chapel Hill Town Council Chambers. The purpose of these sessions is to enable Task Force members to hear from consumers of mental health services, those who are on the front lines in the mental health field, those who work in allied fields and community members at large.

The sessions are scheduled as follows:

§  Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

§  Wednesday, February 25, 2009 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

These sessions seek to open a community dialogue on the pressing issue of the state of mental health services in the area. We invite all who are interested in presenting their views to the Task Force to:

§  Join us on February 24th or 25th to make a 3-minute statement (sign up that evening on a first-come, first-served basis;

§  Submit a written statement to the Task Force at a listening session or by email ( or mail/delivery to Mayor’s Office, 405 Martin Luther King Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

§  Submit a post to the Task Force blog (see below);

Persons who are organizing a group presentation and wish to speak beyond the 3-minute limit are requested to make prior arrangements through the Mayor’s Office (968-2714).

Together the community and the Task Force can identify important issues related to mental health service delivery in our area and identify potential strategies for change or improvement. As part of our effort to create a community dialogue, we have also developed a blog at, where we invite all members of the community to offer feedback and comments.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 1:00pm


Town Council Chambers 405 Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD



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