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The mayor serves as the presiding officer of the City Council, votes on all matters, and appoints individuals to citizen boards, committees and commissions.


William V. "Bill" Bell

Profession:
•  Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of UDI/CDC (1996 - present)
•  Retired Senior Engineer, IBM Corporation (1996)
•  Former Durham County Commissioner 1972 -1994, 1996 - 2000 (chairman 1982-94)

Education:
•  Howard University, B.S. Electrical Engineering
•  New York University, M.S. Electrical Engineering
Elected to Council: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011

Term Expires: 2015

City Council Committees Appointed by Mayor
•  Council Procedures Committee
•  Joint City-County Committee
•  Legislative Committee
•  Durham Chamber of Commerce
•  Triangle Transit Authority
•  N.C. Metropolitan Mayors Coalition
•  Transportation Advisory Committee
•  Gang Reduction Strategy Steering Committee

Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI) Results


Mayor William V. Bell delivers his 2014 State of the City Address

























2014 State of the City Address

Previous State of the City Addresses




Durham Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities

Triangle Region Transit Consolidation / Implementation Plan

Durham YouthWork Internship Program

American Jobs Fact Sheet

Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Durham Mayor William V. "Bill" Bell has joined forces with more than 600 mayors from across the country in a coalition of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The group is committed to working together to share best practices, develop innovative policies, and support legislation at the national, state, and local levels that will help law enforcement target illegal guns. Each mayor in this coalition has signed a statement of commitment to this fight. Visit the Mayors Against Illegal Guns website to learn more.

 
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Mayor 
William V. "Bill" Bell
 
Mailing Address
Office of the Mayor
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, N.C. 27701
 
Phone
(919) 560-4333, ext. 10269
 
Fax
(919) 560-4801
 
Home Address
1003 Huntsman Dr.
Durham, N.C. 27713
 
Home Phone
(919) 544-5597

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