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 Starts GED Services for Youth

      In an effort to help incarcerated youth for their futures, the Sheriff's Office is now offering educational opportunities at the Jail and Detention Center. The initiative, a six-month pilot project that started last month, is a partnership with Durham Literacy Center and the Literacy Council of Wake County. Sheriff Mike Andrews said in a news release that the Sheriff's Office is "in a unique position to reach youth." "I am grateful that we have an opportunity to pr
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  • A Mental Health Trainer Shares His Experience

    Durham County has invested in training for staff to learn how to identify and help people with mental health issues. These individuals will share their new knowledge with other County employees through training sessions, which will start this fall. Jim Harris, with the Department of Public Health, recently shared about his experience. These responses have been edited for brevity. What training did you recently attend, and what was its purpose? I attended the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) traini
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  • Attend the Eco Fair

    On October 21, Greener Durham (the City-County Sustainability Office) is hosting the Durham Eco Fair. There will be lots of exhibits and giveaways tied to sustainability. The event is free and open to employees and the public. Learn more at the Greener Durham website.
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  • Leadership Academy Graduation

    Congratulations to the inaugural Durham County Leadership Academy class. On Tuesday September 30, 16 Durham County employees were recognized for their achievement at the Durham Convention Center. Graduates of the Leadership Academy began their journey January 2014, and in the span of nine months, were led through a series of courses designed to further develop leadership potential. Academy instructors included Human Resources staff, the County Manager’s Office, department directors a
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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