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
  • Sheriff's Office Provides Prescription Drop Boxes

    Sheriff's Office Provides Prescription Drop Boxes Strategic Goal: Safe and Secure Community The Durham County Sheriff’s Office recently installed two drop boxes where people may anonymously dispose of unwanted over-the-counter or prescription medications. One box is located in the lobby of the Durham County Courthouse (510 S Dillard St.) and the other is located at the Sheriff’s Office’s North Station (11821 U.S. 501 North, Rougemont). Both boxes are accessible during
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  • Library Cards Now Available to All County Employees

    All Durham County employees now can get a Durham County Library card at no charge – whether they live in the County or not. Thanks to the County Commissioners and the Library Board of Trustees, the annual $45 out-of-county fee will no longer apply to County employees who live outside of Durham County.   Now County staff can pick up 10 DVDs or borrow a Nook e-reader on their way home. Employees have access to valuable electronic resources as well, including ebooks, e-magazines and onl
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  • Keeping Falls Lake Clean

    Falls Lake is a valuable resource to Durham. Environmental Health establishes a baseline during the four weeks before Memorial Day, when the swim season officially starts. So far, testing shows E. coli levels to be well below the EPA suggested limit for recreational waters. Litter continues to be a problem. Many mornings the park rangers spend at least two hours clearing human debris off of the beach, and recovering the courtesy life vests. Those vests are sometimes&nbs
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  • Library Gears Up for Summer Reading 2014

    Durham County Library will celebrate the start of Summer Reading 2014 with a kickoff at Northgate Mall on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dozens of performers and activities will be on tap, including Scrap Exchange, Paint Savvy, North Carolina Zoo, Museum of Natural Sciences, Durham Arts Council, interactive science performances, aerialists, storytelling, face painting, balloon art, crafts, a magician, bounce houses, a video game truck and musicians. The kickoff will take place bo
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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