Notice & Application for At-Large City Council Vacancy

All submitted applications are public records and will be posted to this page for public review.

UPDATE: At the May 5 Work Session, City Council unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Monique Holsey-Hyman to fill the At-Large Council vacancy. Her Oath of Office Ceremony will be scheduled for the week of May 9.

View Dr. Holsey-Hyman's application


The At-Large City Council vacancy appointment process will proceed with the following timeline. All meetings and work sessions will be available for the public to watch virtually. 

  • Friday, March 11–Friday, March 25: Applications accepted through March 25 at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 21 at 1 p.m.: City Council identifies finalists for appointment consideration during its regularly-scheduled Work Session.
  • Monday, May 2 at 3 p.m.: City Council interviews finalists at a special meeting in City Hall Council Chambers. Watch the interviews.
  • Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m.: City Council will conduct a public comment period during a special meeting in City Hall Council Chambers. Watch the public comments.
  • Thursday, May 5 at 1 p.m.: City Council will make its final selection during its regularly-scheduled Work Session.
  • Week of May 9: The City Clerk will arrange the oath of office in City Hall Council Chambers.

How to Watch Meetings and Work Sessions 

The May 2 and May 3 Special Meetings will be livestreamed on City’s website; on the City's YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter channels; on Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV through the free Boxcast app; and televised live on Durham Television Network (Spectrum channel 8, Frontier channel 70, and AT&T U-verse channel 99). 


The following four finalists will move forward to interview for the At-Large City Council vacancy. The finalists were decided based on those who received a majority vote of at least four votes from the Council.

  1. English Notice & Application
  2. Aviso y Aplicación en español
  3. Submitted Applications


Application Period: March 11, 2022 - March 25, 2022, 5 p.m.

The Durham City Council is accepting applications to fill the At-Large Council Seat for the unexpired term of former City Council Member Charlie Reece, who resigned from the Durham City Council to relocate with his family outside of Durham. The At-Large Vacancy expires in November 2023. View the notice as a PDF | View the press release

Candidates for the position must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Live within the corporate city limits of Durham
  • Be a registered voter within the City of Durham
  • Be current on City and County taxes at the time of application submission


The deadline to receive applications with completed questionnaires by electronic or hardcopy, is close of business Friday, March 25, 2022 at 5 p.m.

  • English Application (PDF)

  • Print copies are available at the City Clerk's Office at the address listed below

Submit Via Email

Applications with completed questionnaires must be emailed and received at [email protected] between Friday, March 11, 2022 through Friday, March 25, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Submit Via U.S. Mail or In Person

Applications with completed questionnaires will be accepted in person at the address below, or by U.S. Mail postmarked by the deadline to:

City Clerk's Office
101 City Hall Plaza, Second Floor
Durham, NC 27701 

Contact Information

For additional information, contact the City Clerk's Office at 919-560-4166, ext. 12266, Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.