Diana Hales and her husband, Cheyney Hales, own a small farm on the Rocky River in western Chatham County. They have lived in Chatham for 28 years, and raise a tiny flock of free-range chickens every year. She is an avid gardener. She was a member of the Siler City NC STEP Leadership Team and is currently an officer of the Siler City Development Organization.
Diana is an active member of several organizations concerned with protecting our natural resources, including the Rocky River Heritage Foundation, the Haw River Assembly the Deep River Park Association, the Chatham Conservation Partnership, and Triangle Land Conservancy.
Diana is experienced in broadcast media, publishing, communications and marketing. Recently retired, she worked in public service for 20 years, including the UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School of Business, UNC-TV, and the Center for Geographic Information and Analysis in state government. Her husband is a retired TV producer who worked both at UNC-TV and the NC Dept. of Cultural Resources documenting the various peoples and cultures within our state.
Diana was elected to her first term as Chatham County Commissioner for District 3 in November 2014.