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
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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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Read About Managing for Results
Managing for Results will allow Durham County to plan for what it wants to achieve, budget for results, manage to ensure it achieves results, and evaluate and learn to make better outcomes.

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  • Sheriff's Office Partners to Collect Old Medicine

    The Durham County Sheriff's Office collected 47.5 pounds of unused medicine during a March collection drive. The campaign was designed to prevent poisonings and keep medications from entering the water supply. The Sheriff's Office collaborated with Safe Kids North Carolina and Durham County Public Health. Residents were able to drop off medicine at two area pharmacies, the Human Services Building, the Durham County Courthouse and the Sheriff's North Station in Rougemont. Learn more a
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  • Durham County Government Wins at GIGa Awards

    Durham County won a 2014 Government Innovation Grant Award (GIGa) for the County’s document management solution. GIGa is a partnership between the UNC School of Government, Local Government Federal Credit Union, and North Carolina Local Government Information Systems Association. The program provides competitive funding to local government entities based on innovation within the organization. “Successfully implementing document management on such a large scale requires teamwork acro
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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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  • 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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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