Quinton Harper joins the OWASA Board

Quinton Harper joins the OWASA Board

Quinton Harper recently took the oath of office as a member of the OWASA Board of Directors. He is an appointee of the Town of Carrboro.

Mr. Harper currently works as Community Organizer for the NC AIDS Action Network.

He studied journalism and political science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and public policy at Georgetown University. At UNC-Chapel Hill, Mr. Harper received the John M. Morehead Scholarship, a National Coca-Cola Scholarship, and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for his service and leadership in the National Black AIDS Mobilization Movement.

Mr. Harper is a published journalist, and he is interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health and/or Divinity. He has lived in Carrboro since 2009, and was formerly a waiter/server at Elmo’s Diner. His heroes are Bayard Rustin, the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, and his late aunt, Minnie Harper, who were visionary leaders and instruments for change and social justice during their time.

Mr. Harper enjoys reading historical biographies, writing poetry and playing with his dog, Nala. He is a self-described “foodie” and music junkie.

“I look forward to serving the community as a member of the OWASA Board and to continuing my commitment to building community and promoting social justice through public service,” said Mr. Harper.

For more information

Quinton Harper

qharper@owasa.org or 919-636-9151