CARRBORO The Carrboro Board of Aldermen welcomed new board member Bethany Chaney at its meeting Tuesday night.
Chaney, 45, won election to the board earlier this month in a three-person race to fill the unexpired term of Lydia Lavelle, who vacated her seat on the board when she was elected mayor of Carrboro in November. The term expires in 2015.
Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour gave Chaney the oath of office at the beginning of the meeting following a short reception, and Chaney immediately took her seat on the board and began her work as the board made its way through the night's agenda.
Chaney chaired Carrboro's Planning Board prior to her election, and she works as a self-employed consultant for nonprofits and community economic development. The aldermen asked her to serve on the Transit Partners Committee.
Chaney thanked her friends, family and supporters as well as the aldermen for the help they gave her and the other two candidates during the election.