The Carrboro Town Council expressed its gratitude to former Town Clerk Catherine “Cathy” Dorando for more than a decade of service as Town Clerk to the Town of Carrboro. The honoring resolution was presented on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.
Mayor Damon Seils stated: “Cathy brought a level of professional knowledge and skill to her work that helped modernize and raise the profile of the clerk's office in ways that will serve her successors well for many years to come—all while contributing to a sense of community in Town Hall and building countless lasting friendships.”
Among her accomplishments was a comprehensive revision of the Town Code to gender-neutral language. Also, she was invited by the University of North Carolina’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute to share lessons from that process at a summit examining the use of language in inclusive, just workplaces.
Dorando holds the Master Municipal Clerk designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. She served as staff liaison to the Truth Plaque Task Force; the Pride Subcommittee; the Citizens Academy, which she helped launch in 2018; and as staff representative to the North Carolina League of Municipalities and the North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition.
The Council expressed its thanks for her professionalism and friendship, and offered best wishes for Cathy, her wife Melissa, and their growing family.
Access the full resolution at https://townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/10574/Resolution-Honoring-Town-Clerk-Cathy-Dorando-February-2022