Meet the Team

Creating a comprehensive plan takes a team effort and the most important member of that team is you. Yes, YOU!

The Carrboro Connects Approach is based on equal parts community outreach, policy development and creative solutions. One of the main goals is to ensure everyone in Town has a chance to participate! The aim is to go beyond a typical planning process, to reach and inspire residents to form new relationships and deepen old ones. To instill a spirit where artists, students, residents, business owners, climate activists, and people of all races and ethnicities will feel comfortable listening, learning and crafting ideas together.


The plan is being coordinated out of the Planning, Zoning & Inspections Department. Patricia McGuire, Planning Director is leading the effort with the close cooperation of all of the Town’s department heads and staff – from Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources to Public Works to Economic Sustainability, Police, Fire and all other departments.


Teska Associates, Inc. has been retained by the Town of Carrboro to lead the planning and community engagement efforts along with Lockamy Consulting and Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT). Our team brings together both experience and a listening and learning approach to create a dynamic process that can lift up great ideas that come through outreach and offer tools, best practices and grounded research for those ideas to be implemented.

Teska Associates, Inc. will manage the process and lead land use, economic sustainability, affordable housing aspects. Teska’s experience in innovative planning, community development and urban design will bring a creative approach to both outreach and policy development.

Lockamy Consulting, based out of Greensboro, will support community outreach.

Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) will be leading environmental sustainability, transportation and infrastructure. As one of the leading non-profit organizations in the U.S. promoting livable and sustainable urban communities, CNT will bring innovative solutions that address climate change and race and equity to help fulfill the Town’s vision.


Patricia McGuire · Planning Director, Town of Carrboro, (919) 918-7327