Your Register of Deeds since 2014
Mark has dedicated his life to public service, from 1991 when he became the youngest-ever elected official in North Carolina when he joined the Chapel Hill Town Council, serving as one of the Town of Carrboro's Aldermen and then its Mayor from 2003 to 2013, and then proudly being elected Orange County's Register of Deeds in 2014. Mark is also passionate about the geography and history of our region, and how understanding more about our past helps create equity and justice in our present. He also gets a kick out of kayaking, winning (and losing) at cards, and traveling with his wife and family.
- Wholesale upgrade to the ROD website and software -- on time and on budget -- expanding online access to real estate professionals, small businesses and residents
- Partnered with the US State Department to offer friendly, local Passport Services -- in the same place you get your marriage license and birth certificates. Genius!
- Hired a native Spanish speaker to better welcome Latinx constituents
- The Slavery Records project put thousands of historical documents online and made them searchable for everyone from family genealogists to academic researchers