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Chatham 250’s mission was to celebrate Chatham County through diverse community centered events and activities that highlight Chatham’s uniqueness, rich history, and promising future.

Guiding values

The Chatham 250 celebration was a collaborative celebration, committed to its mission and values. Chatham 250 achieves its mission by grounding all planning efforts, decisions, and celebrations in its five guiding values:

Culturally Responsive

Authentic Celebration and Preservation


Equitable Engagement

Community Centered

Celebration Themes

Creative Arts

Growth and



Diversity and Community



Through events, activities, and historical projects around these themes, we hoped to expose residents and visitors alike to the rich and diverse cultures, places, and people of Chatham County

Chatham 250 Co-Chairs

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Dr. Carl E. Thompson, Sr.:

Senior Pastor, Word of Life Christian Outreach Center and former Chatham County Commissioner

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Ms. Renee Paschal:

Retired Chatham County Manager, local government budgeting consultant, and Chatham Council on Aging Board Member

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Ms. Lendy Carias:

Chatham County Schools Teaching Assistant


Chatham 250 Logo Design

Chatham 250 held a Logo Design Contest in Fall 2021. The winning design is from Sally Gregoire - a Pittsboro-based pen and ink artist, owner of Mountain Shadow Design, and Member of Pittsboro Artist Gallery. Learn more about Sally Gregorie and her artwork on the

Mountain Shadow Design website.

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