Board of Commissioners
The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners acts as the town's legislative body, establishing policy and law. It includes the mayor and five commissioners.
The mayor and commissioners serve part time and are chosen through townwide nonpartisan elections. The mayor is elected to a two-year term, serves as the presiding officer at Board of Commissioners meetings, and acts as the head of the town for ceremonial purposes. The five commissioners are elected to staggered four-year terms.
Regular meetings are held on the second Monday and work sessions on the fourth Monday of each month. All meetings are open to the public. See the meeting information and documents sections below for details.
105 E. Corbin St
Board of Commissioners agendas, meeting documents and minutes are available through the town's online portal.
The Town of Hillsborough does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. See the Americans with Disabilities Act Policy webpage for more information.
The board has received the following award:
- First-place Excellence in Communications Award in Marketing Tools: Writing for a January 2017 open letter to the Hillsborough community
- Presented by: North Carolina City & County Communicators (NC3C) in 2018
- Work performed by: Hillsborough Board of Commissioners and Public Information Division
The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on June 8 denouncing the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and outlining next steps for the Town of Hillsborough and its police department, including forming an advisory board on policing. Discussion among board members and input from the community show the Hillsborough community wishes to examine not just policing but also the idea of public safety. See the Mayor's Task Force on Re-Imagining Public Safety webpage for more information.
101 E. Orange St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
Offices are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Town Clerk/Human Resources Technician