Local Progress North Carolina (LPNC) organizes local elected officials across the state to share innovative strategies and policy solutions to ensure our communities can thrive.

Since becoming an official state chapter in 2020, we have worked in lock step with local partners to pass LGBTQ+ inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances in dozens of localities and continue to ensure our state invests in housing and a just recovery.

LPNC currently has 68 members across the state, representing 34 jurisdictions

Our Work & Priorities

We work on a broad intersectional progressive agenda driven by a vision of racial and economic justice. 

This year, we are focusing heavily on a just recovery, environmental justice, voting and democracy, local authority, and reproductive rights.

Organizing Committee

As a member-led network, our state work is led by an incredible state organizing committee – a group of LPNC members that meet regularly to weigh in on policy priorities, propose statewide campaigns, and drive the strategic vision for our work:


  • Jillian Johnson, Durham City Councilmember
  • Damon Selis, Mayor of Carrboro
  • Kim Roney, Asheville City Councilmember
  • Javiera Caballero, Durham City Councilmember
  • Shakeyla Ingram, Fayetteville City Councilmember
  • Jennifer Weaver, Mayor of Hillsborough
  • Al Heggins, Salisbury Town Councilmember Alumna

Our State work


Across the state, we’re working to ensure the American Rescue Plan Act funds are used to invest in community needs and build sustainable infrastructure centered on equity.


By disseminating public voting information and supporting GOTV efforts, we’re working to ensure that our democracy is truly reflective and representative. 


In deep collaboration with local advocates, we are working at the local level to protect bodily autonomy, ensure access to abortion, and support reproductive rights.


No matter the issue, local electeds are a critical voice on protecting local control and against abusive state preemption that negatively impacts communities. We develop and implement statewide campaigns to fight abusive state interference.

Resources and tools


LPNC Members Sign Letter Against Anti-Immigrant Bill HB10

Local Progress members across North Carolina signed on to a letter calling for members of the General Assembly to defend immigrant rights.

LPNC State Download 🌱 | NC Defend Local Democracy, ARP Cohort, & more! | Spring 2023

Here's some of the latest news and exciting updates from our North Carolina chapter.

Meet the LP’s newly-formed School Board Steering Committee!

The steering committee will guide the work of the school board cohort moving forward, bringing a diverse range of experiences and expertise to building our shared agenda.

New Resource Helps Local Electeds Welcome and Support New Arrivals with Dignity

Our newly released resource aims to chronicle this roadmap – offering direction for local electeds to follow the lead of communities, and take on this shared responsibility to create a welcoming infrastructure.