City of Durham Speakers Bureau

Durham - Beyond the Headlines
We want to talk to you.

Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Here at the City of Durham, we are eager to sit down and discuss with your group or organization the issues that mean the most to you.

Our employees are available to present on a wide variety of topics and subjects. You may be wondering why. For us, it’s simple. We want to build strong partnerships with our residents by providing presentations on topics ranging from where your tax dollars go, our water quality, code enforcement in neighborhoods, available parks and recreational activities, crime prevention and intervention efforts, and much more. Frankly, we want to be your best resource for getting answers to important questions about Durham.
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Presentation Topics
Choose from any of the below topics and your group will receive an informative and entertaining presentation at your next meeting. A sample of available presentations include:
  • Durham’s Image - What Is Real and What Is Perception?
  • Running Your City - How to Get Involved in Local Government
  • Your Tax Dollars - How Do We Spend Your Money?
  • How to "Play More" In Durham
  • Let’s Talk Trash
  • Your Bond Dollars at Work
  • What’s the Plan? - What Every Resident Should Know about Planning and Zoning
  • Code Enforcement, Housing Problems and Litter Removal - What Every Neighborhood Should Know
  • Durham - Your Safety Matters!
  • Durham Goes Green
  • Your Water - Is it Safe and Plentiful?
  • Backyard Pollution Prevention
Don’t see a topic that interests you? Give us a call to inquire about other presentations. To top it off, there is no charge to your group or organization to arrange for this service, just a 30-day notice in advance of when you need us.

So, what are you waiting for? Schedule your next presentation in 1 of 4 easy ways:
  1. Complete and detach the form in this Speakers Brochure (PDF) - just affix a stamp and you’re done!
  2. Complete our online Speaker Request Form.
  3. Call the City’s Office of Public Affairs at 919-560-4123.
  4. Email the City's Office of Public Affairs.