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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Tai Huynh

Tai Huynh
Council Member
Town of Chapel Hill


Tai Huynh is serving in his first term on Town Council. He is currently a senior Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC Chapel-Hill majoring in Computer Science with minors in Anthropology and Business Administration. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of a social enterprise called acta, which helps local governments extract actionable insights from constituent feedback.

He has served on the Town of Chapel Hill Housing Advisory Board with two terms as Vice-Chair and the Town’s Committee for Civic Engagement, led by Councillor Allen Buansi. Huynh has been a volunteer in the Historic  Rogers Road community for over three years and is an active member of the local NAACP chapter.

Tai currently lives in the Northside neighborhood. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, backpacking, and boxing.


The primary mission of the Mayor and Council, as the governing body of the Town is to adopt and provide for the execution of ordinances, rules and regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to protect health, life or property, or to promote the comfort, convenience, security, good order, better government, or the general welfare of the Town and its citizens.

The Mayor and eight Council Members constitute the governing body of the Town. In accordance with the Town’s Charter, the voters elect a Mayor every two years. Council Members are elected to four-year, staggered terms on an at-large basis. Town Council duties include:

  • Amendment of previously adopted policies through changes in the Town Code of Ordinances and the Development Ordinance, and by revision of policies and documents.
  • Appointment of advisory boards, commissions, task forces and committees.
  • Appointment of the Town Manager and Town Attorney.
  • Establishment of agreements with other governments.