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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  • IS&T Wins "Solutions" Award from Public Technology Institute

    Durham County's Information Services & Technology Department recently won an award for its improvements in document management. The County received the award from the Alexandria, Va.-based Public Technology Institute. PTI "actively supports local government executives and elected officials through research, education, executive-level consulting services, and national recognition programs," according to its website. For more information, check out this blog post from IS&T.
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  • Fight Cankerworms. Band Trees.

    Trees Across Durham will host two upcoming "tree banding" sessions designed to protect the Bull City's tree canopy. Green worms threaten the trees, but wrapping the trunks now can keep the animals from doing damage later. The tree banding sessions take place at these times and locations next month:   Thursday, December 3 at 1 p.m. in Old North Durham - will meet in Bay-Hargrove Park at 208 Hargrove St. Tuesday, December 8 at 1 p.m. in Walltown - will meet at the corner of Ber
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  • Durham Celebrates National Recovery Month

    The Criminal Justice Resource Center (CJRC) hosted its 3rd annual recovery celebration on September 19. The event celebrated National Recovery Month, a national observance held in September designed to awareness of mental health and substance use disorders. Roughly 400 people attended to share success stories, show support and promote the positive benefits of recovery. “Visible, Vocal, Valuable” was this year’s theme to reinforce the message that people can
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  • Durham's Finest Trees

    What's your favorite tree in Durham? Maybe you walk by it every evening, or drive past it on your way to and from work. The Master Gardener program through Durham County Cooperative Extension currently is taking nominations for "significant trees" in Durham based on history, location, size or prominent attributes. Winners will be announced next April in conjunction with Arbor Day.  Learn more and nominate a tree here.  
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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