Since his election in 2011, Lee Storrow has approached his work as an engaged and accessible public servant. As a member of the Chapel Hill Town Council, he has been a leader on a range of local issues related to social justice, inter-governmental collaboration, economic development, and visitor promotion.
Lee served on the intergovernmental Historic Rogers Road Task Force, where he championed the need for sewer infrastructure and a community center for the neighborhood, which opened in the fall 2014 as the Rogers Road Community Center. Lee has also worked hard to create jobs and grow Chapel Hill's economy. He has provided leadership on strengthening local visitor promotion and currently serves as vice-chair of the Chapel Hill-Orange County Visitors Bureau.
Professionally, Lee is the Executive Director of the North Carolina AIDS Action Network (NCAAN). Before joining NCAAN, Lee wasthe managing director of the North Carolina Alliance for Health, a coalition that advocates for policies that promote wellness and reduce the impact of tobacco and obesity. Lee has also worked at Ipas, a global non-governmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion.
Lee is involved with a number of community groups and non-profits. He currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors of Youth Empowered Solutions, a national non-profit that empowers youth, in partnership with adults, to create community change. He also serves on the American Heart Association's National Advocacy Coordinating Committee and the American Stroke Association Advisory Committee. He is a former board member of the American Legacy Foundation and Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina. In 2013, he was selected as a Festival Scholar at the Aspen Ideas Festival.