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

    Durham County, NC is in the early stages of implementing its new business model, Managing for Results (MFR). This approach 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 outcomes In Fall 2014, under the direction of County Manager Wendell Davis and in consultation with Count
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  • Durham YouthWork Internship Program Hosts Summit

    The Durham YouthWork Internship Program, a Durham City/County/Durham Public Schools initiative, will host a summit in partnership with Durham Parks and Recreation at the Holton Career and Resource Center (401 N. Driver St.) on Friday, February 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   Youth ages 14 to 21 and their parents are invited to attend this free event to explore various careers, community resources and educational opportunities. Participants can interact with businesses at the Ca
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  • Plant Trees Across Durham

    The cooler temperatures have arrived, allowing for tree planting season! This year, Trees Across Durham will plant trees at Durham’s middle schools. This partnership is excited to help beautify schools and make them healthier for our children. Would you like to help? If so, you are encouraged to sign up online so that you can be notified if there are any changes to dates or times. And please pass along the sign-up info to your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. A sch
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  • Crisis Intervention Team Recognition

    County employees, other agencies and community partners have collaborated on training to address mental health crisis cases in the community. Their efforts were recognized during an event on December 5. The following local employees and partners received awards during the event, according to a news release:   Durham County Emergency Medical Services - CIT Medic of the Year:  Corporal Nathan M. Sanders Durham Police Department - CIT Officer of the Year:  Invest
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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