2013 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
  • Managing for Results Receives More Community Exposure

    County Commission Chairman Michael Page highlighted Durham County's new business model, Managing for Results, during his "State of the County" Address on Monday. In the address, he gave an overview of MFR, which uses best management practices in a systematic way so that the County can: Plan for what it wants to achieve Budget for the results it wants Manage to ensure it is achieving those results And evaluate and learn to determine how it can make improvements for better outc
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  • Soil and Water Wins Water Protection Award

    The Durham County Soil and Water Conservation District on March 18 received the NC Source Water Protection Award from the Water Resources Research Institute for the Upper Sandy Creek Watershed & Stream Restoration project.  The project includes a unique partnership with Duke University in an effort to improve water quality in Durham County and study the effectiveness of innovative approaches to watershed restorations. The Upper Sandy Creek Watershed and Stream Restoration is a mul
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  • Using Social Media During Treacherous Weather

    During the recent snow and ice storms, the Durham County Sheriff's Office used social media to publicize its services to check in on elderly residents. Here is a Facebook post from Feb. 18: We're expecting highs in the teens on Thursday and Durham won't see temperatures above freezing until Saturday, so we're concerned about our vulnerable neighbors. The Sheriff's Office would like to check on elderly citizens, but we need to hear from you! Please contact our Communications
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  • The Veggie Van Grows

    The Veggie Van is sprouting in more spots this year. After having a site at the County Human Services Building for the last two years, the initiative is adding locations. The Veggie Van now also appears at the Main Library, Duke Family Medicine Center, and Walltown Park Recreation Center, with another site coming to Lincoln Community Health Center in the spring. These locations allow for staff and community members to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables. Community Nutrition Partnership runs the
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Managing for Results
Watch County Manager Wendell Davis explain Durham County's new business model, "Managing for Results," during an episode of "In Touch with Durham County."
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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