2014 Progress Report Read about our Strategic Plan initiative progress to date. Download Report
Youth Work Opportunities Partnership between County, City, school district and private sector offers valuable work experiences to area youth.
Whitted School Redevelopment Redevelopment will include space for senior housing and pre-kindergarten education. Play Video
Crisis Intervention First responders learn skills to recognize and address mental health issues. Play Video
CPR Training Initiative continues to train community in life-saving skills of CPR and defibrillator usage. Play Video
Electric Vehicles Durham County is charging ahead with environmental sustainability by adding electric cars to fleet.
Sandy Creek Stream restoration project will improve water quality and provide adjacent green space. Play Video
Habitat Partnership Durham County and City of Durham employees team up to help build home. Picture Gallery
Mystery Shopping Initiative enlists volunteer “customers” to rate services in County offices. Play Video
  • Durham Reads Together with Rep. John Lewis

    In October, the library will host its biennial community read program, Durham Reads Together, featuring March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis. March: Book One is a graphic memoir that chronicles Lewis’ struggle for civil and human rights. The month-long celebration’s kickoff weekend will begin with “Durham Marches Together,” a unity march celebrating Durham’s history and progress on civil rights. The march will start at 9 a.m. at the Main Library on S
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  • National Recovery Month Celebration

    For the last 25 years, SAMHSA has designated September as National Recovery Month for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. The Durham County Criminal Justice Resource Center is hosting a recovery celebration on Thursday, September 25, from noon to 7 p.m. The free event, to be held at the Human Services Building at 414 E. Main St., will focus on the multitude of pathways to recovery. This celebration will feature inspiring speakers, healthy food demonstrations, zumba an
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  • Fight the Cankerworms

    Have you seen those pesky green worms falling from trees? They stick to your clothes, hair, and squish under your feet. They are cankerworms, and they are a big problem for Durham’s trees.  Luckily, we can band together to save them by placing sticky bands around our trees. The bands capture the cankerworms and keep them from destroying these majestic trees. We need your help to help us band together to save our trees. Trees Across Durham (TAD) is holding meetings
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  • Take A Loved One to the Doctor

    Save the Date for the 2014 Take A Loved One to the Doctor event on Saturday, November 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Human Services Building. Bring your loved one to take part in health screenings, food and exercise demonstrations and activities for kids. More details will follow in the coming weeks at the event website.   Take A Loved One to the Doctor, an initiative started in 2002 by The Tom Joyner Morning Show and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was developed
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Durham County’s Strategic Plan was approved in February 2012. We're focused on our five goals, which are designed to keep improving Durham County. We're steering the way.
Michael Davis
Strategic Initiative Manager
(919) 560-0000