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
  • Gang Reduction Update

    The reduction and prevention of gang activity in Durham remains a high-priority policy item thanks to the efforts of the Gang Reduction Strategy Steering Committee (GRS-SC). Co-chaired by City and County Managers Tom Bonfield and Wendell Davis, the GRS-SC is comprised of policymakers and leaders from the City, the County, Durham Public Schools, the judicial system, law enforcement, local universities, nonprofits, and the faith community. The GRS-SC meets on a bimonthly basis to coordin
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  • County Wins "Culture of Health" Prize

    Durham County recently took home $25,000 and the distinction of being one of six winners nationwide of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's "Culture of Health" prize. The award, given at the Aspen Ideas Festival, honors the County's innovative and intentional strategies to improve health outcomes. Read a news release on the award here. And check out what RWJF has to say about a culture of health in Durham here.  
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  • Library Cards Now Available to All County Employees

    All Durham County employees now can get a Durham County Library card at no charge – whether they live in the County or not. Thanks to the County Commissioners and the Library Board of Trustees, the annual $45 out-of-county fee will no longer apply to County employees who live outside of Durham County.   Now County staff can pick up 10 DVDs or borrow a Nook e-reader on their way home. Employees have access to valuable electronic resources as well, including ebooks, e-magazines and onl
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  • Keeping Falls Lake Clean

    Falls Lake is a valuable resource to Durham. Environmental Health establishes a baseline during the four weeks before Memorial Day, when the swim season officially starts. So far, testing shows E. coli levels to be well below the EPA suggested limit for recreational waters. Litter continues to be a problem. Many mornings the park rangers spend at least two hours clearing human debris off of the beach, and recovering the courtesy life vests. Those vests are sometimes&nbs
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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