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
  • Crisis Intervention Team Recognition

    County employees, other agencies and community partners have collaborated on training to address mental health crisis cases in the community. Their efforts were recognized during an event on December 5. The following local employees and partners received awards during the event, according to a news release:   Durham County Emergency Medical Services - CIT Medic of the Year:  Corporal Nathan M. Sanders Durham Police Department - CIT Officer of the Year:  Invest
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  • Habitat Project Wraps Up Another Successful Season

    This fall, more than 200 County and City employees have participated in Durham United, a partnership of County and City employees with Habitat for Humanity of Durham to build homes for Durham families. Together with other community volunteers, we are currently completing two beautiful new houses at 2302 and 2306 Harvard Street. We will welcome the Capers and Manson families into their new homes with a dedication ceremony on Saturday, December 20. The dedication will take place at the homes at 1
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  • Cankerworm Tree Banding Volunteer Event Recap

    Durham's urban forest is a little bit stronger thanks to the efforts of County and City employees and citizens who "banded together" to halt the spread of cankerworms. Cankerworms are pests that eat the leaves off trees, leaving these trees unable to make their own food and susceptible to diseases.  On November 14, more than 40 volunteers braved the cold and gathered in Trinity Park and Old North Durham to put sticky bands around trees to catch the cankerworm moths befor
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  • Durham Eco Fair 2014 Recap

    Thanks to all who came out to the Durham Eco Fair at the Human Services building on Oct. 21!  We had a great turnout and participants learned a lot about what they could do to make their lives more environmentally sensitive while saving money and being healthier. Representatives from 45 different businesses and organizations in Durham attended the event.  We loved seeing your hands touch worms, generate power and talk with folks about different environmental nonprofits.
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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