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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  • Get Your Grass Off Gas

    On Saturday, June 27, people gave up their old gas-powered lawn mowers for discounts on new electric versions at the Get Your Grass Off Gas event in Durham. These old gas guzzlers will be recycled, and the new electric mowers can be ordered through Black & Decker.  If you did not attend and are a Durham County resident, you can still enter to win a free lawn mower. Just tag Greener Durham in a picture on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (@GreenerDurham) and use the hashtag #GrassOffGas.
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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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  • Case Study: IS&T, EMS Collaborate on Mobile Website

    Almost two years ago, EMS reached out to IS&T to develop a mobile tool that would store emergency management protocols and practices. This shift from searching bulky paper documents to easily scanning information on smart phones was designed to be easier for employees. As a recent case study states, this password-protected online tool prevented the need for an outside consultant by using internal staff. And the change also has saved $10,000 a year in production costs for these EMS manuals.
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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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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