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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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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  • Public Health Steps Up to Walking Challenge with Orange County

    A walking competition is afoot between Durham County Public Health employees and peers at the Orange County Health Department. The two departments are going head to head to see which one can first collectively hit the goal of walking the 2,168.1 miles that encompass the Appalachian Trail. Using pedometers, Fitbits and other tools, employees are tracking their progress. In the guidelines, 2,000 steps equal one mile of walking, according to a joint news release from both health departments. The v
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  • Leadership Academy Class Heads Into Home Stretch

    Weeks away from wrapping up with its second cohort, the Durham County Leadership Academy has continued its mission to strengthen employee leadership and professional development by creating an inclusive educational environment to cultivate leadership skills regardless of position. “I have gained so much knowledge about my own strengths and weaknesses, insight on how to work effectively with others, and have improved the skills and tools I possess to do my job more productively,” cur
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  • Durham County Earns National "Digital Counties" Recognition

      Durham County Government in July was named a Top 10 county for putting technology to work to enhance service delivery. The National Association of Counties and the Center for Digital Government included Durham County in a list of counties with populations between 250,000 and 499,999 as part of the 2015 Digital Counties Survey, according to a news release. “Information Services and Technology is always working on ways that allow the County to engage and serve our citizens more effect
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  • Cooperative Extension Supports Community Garden

    The Stick & Stay Kids Community Garden in Durham is yielding a bountiful assortment of vegetables, the nonprofit's staff reports. Stick & Stay Prevention, which provides supportive services to individuals in crisis, operates garden plots at 404 Nelson Street and 114 Hardee Street. Durham County Cooperative Extension financially supported the effort. "The kids had the opportunity to dig in and help pull the string beans, and they were shown how to pull the squash and zucchini of
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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