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Alice and her husband Alan in 1968.
      Alice Gordon and her family have lived in Orange County since 1972. They reside just outside of Chapel Hill and Carrboro in the joint planning area of Orange County.

      Alice and her husband, Alan, have been married over forty years and have two grown children, Jennifer and David.

Alice, her son David, daughter Jennifer, son-in-law David, and husband Alan       In 2000 the family gained a son-in-law, also named David, when Jennifer and he were married at the family's church, University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill.

      Since Alice and Alan now have two granddaughters, there are three generations living in the Chapel Hill - Carrboro area.

      In 2013 the family welcomed a daughter-in-law when their son, David, married Elizabeth in a ceremony on Mt. Hood, near Portland, Oregon.

Alice & Alan

      Alice received her doctorate in psychology from Stanford University. A former research psychologist at the University of North Carolina, she specialized in the study of children's language development at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Alan is a former professor and chair of computer science at Duke University.

Alice as chair of the Board of County Commissioners in 1999       Alice was elected Orange County Commissioner in 1990, and re-elected in 1994, 1998, 2002, and 2006. Organizations endorsing her in 2006 included the Chapel Hill - Carrboro Association of Educators, Citizens Advocating for the Schools (C.A.T.S.), The Independent Weekly, NoMerger.org, Orange County Soccer Alliance, and the Sierra Club. She was also re-elected in 2010, when she ran unopposed for a District 1 seat.

      She served as Chair and as Vice Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. Before becoming a county commissioner, she was Chair of the Orange County Planning Board, President of the Chapel Hill Carrboro PTA Council, and Second Vice President of the local League of Women Voters.


Family portrait by Lance Richardson Photography

Photo Gallery from Alice's Fifth Term

Alice with Speaker of the House Joe Hackney at an Orange County Democratic Party Legislative Breakfast
Alice with Speaker of the House Joe Hackney at an Orange County Democratic Party Legislative Breakfast
Alice with Congressman David Price at an Orange County Democratic Party Convention
Alice with Congressman David Price at an Orange County Democratic Party Convention
Alice with Representative Verla Insko at the Annual University/Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet
Alice with Representative Verla Insko at the Annual University/Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet
Alice with Sig Hutchison of Raleigh at Leadership Triangle's Goodmon Awards Gala
Alice (2006 winner) with Sig Hutchinson of Raleigh (2010 winner) at Leadership Triangle's Goodmon Awards Gala
Alice with Mike Woodard, member of Durham City Council, at a Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro -DCHC- MPO Transportation Advisory Committee -TAC- meeting.
Alice, chair, with Mike Woodard, vice chair and member of the Durham City Council, at a Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro (DCHC) MPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting in 2008
Alice holding The National Award for Outstanding Achievement in Metropolitan Transportation  Planning at a joint Metropolitan Planning Association (MPO) meeting with Capital Area MPO
Alice holding The National Award for Outstanding Achievement in Metropolitan Transportation Planning at a joint Metropolitan Planning Association (MPO) meeting with Capital Area MPO
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