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
  • National Night Out

    For the families and community members who headed outside for this year’s National Night Out, it was a chance to visit with neighbors, meet new friends, play games and more. But it was also a chance for people to meet local sheriff’s deputies, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and elected officials. Durham County’s National Night Out, held on August 5, took place in more than 100 neighborhoods and communities throughout the county. At many neighborhood events there was
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  • YouthWork Interns Shine Over Summer and Beyond

    Fifty young people were hired this summer as part of the Durham YouthWork Internship Program, a partnership between the City, County and Durham Public Schools. Each had an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and develop skills at jobs with the City, County and various businesses in Durham. This year’s interns brought a high level of professionalism and dedication to their tasks. We interviewed two young people and their supervisors to get a sense of how the YouthWork program bene
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  • Project BUILD Summer Program

    Project BUILD, a City-County funded gang prevention and intervention program, just completed a fun-filled summer program chockfull of cooking classes, college tours, skills training, outdoor activities and other experiences. "Our goal was to give these youth an unforgettable summer with many opportunities to enlarge their worlds," said Michelle Young, program director for Project BUILD. "We wanted them to be physically active, try new things, and have fun, while learning skills t
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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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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