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


The Network Download: Abortion rights, worker protections, and more. | Sept 2022

Here’s a look at some of what’s happening across the Local Progress network this month.
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The State Download: What LPNC Has Been Up To

The Summer 2022 edition of our LPNC newsletter, which includes a summary of the state legislative session, information about some upcoming regional housing strategy sessions, and a spotlight of one of our LPNC members!

NC Local Electeds Push Back on State Bill 101

Senate Republicans introduced SB 101 alongside SB 100 to further target Black and Brown communities.

North Carolina has $5 Billion in Unreserved Funds. Local Leaders Want the State to Use it for Rent Relief.

“If we deploy these dollars now, we can secure a stronger recovery sooner for more people.”