Damon Seils

Mayor of Carrboro

Damon will continue to be a voice for equality in Carrboro!


Damon Seils is a member of the Carrboro Town Council, one of fewer than 20 openly LGBTQ municipal elected officials in North Carolina. He has had many years of experience in local government and has long been an advocate for comprehensive land use planning, public transportation, and decision making that holds social justice in the foreground. In his professional life, Seils works in the medical school at Duke University, where he is a communications specialist with a focus on the work of health services researchers, population health scientists, and public health researchers who study the quality, costs, and ethics of health care delivery. As a volunteer in the Duke community, Seils was a longtime leader of the Duke LGBT Task Force, which works closely with students, employees, alumni/ae, and administrators to promote equality and inclusion for gender and sexual minority communities on campus and in the health care system. A native of Texas, Seils grew up in Austin. He attended college and graduate school in Washington, DC, before moving to Carrboro.

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