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Office of Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Office communicates the City’s activities, services and events through the website, written and e-publications, advertising, social media, and is the official contact, or City spokesperson for the news media. The office also operates the Durham Television Network (DTN), the City’s government television channel. Through these activities, the Public Affairs Office contributes to the City’s strategic goal of a “well managed city.”
 
All official news releases are distributed from the office, except for routine Police, Fire, and Parks and Recreation releases. In addition to supporting City information campaigns to the public, the office also oversees production of citywide special events such as ground breakings, ribbon cuttings and grand openings.
 
Regular e-publications and television productions include:
•  CityLife
 
Public Affairs Staff

Latest News and Information
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2015 State of the City Address
State of the City Speech
State of the City Presentation Slides
State of the City Video
2014 Year In Review Video


Media Public Records Requests
The City of Durham is pleased to respond to public records requests. Responses are governed by the North Carolina statute, specifically N.C. General Statutes, Chapter 132 and provisions of the North Carolina Records Retention and Disposition Schedule Issued by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (Government Records Branch of North Carolina). To expedite and better coordinate requests, media should submit written public record requests with contact information to Beverly B. Thompson​.

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Director
Beverly B. Thompson

Mailing Address
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701

Phone
(919) 560-4123, ext. 11229

Fax
(919) 560-4949

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