City Manager

The Office of the City Manager is responsible for the administration of all city activities and services, primarily overseeing day-to-day functions and long range planning for the organization. Guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the office ensures that City services support making Durham a great place to live, work and play by focusing on 5 strategic goals:
  1. Strong & Diverse Economy
  2. Safe & Secure Community
  3. Thriving, Livable Neighborhoods
  4. Innovative & High Performing Organization
  5. Stewardship of City's Physical and Environmental Assets
Durham: What's Next? Strategic Plan
Appointed by City Council, the manager implements policies and programs adopted by City Council and provides professional policy recommendations. General department oversight includes: City Council agendas and preparation and presentation of the city’s annual budget.

Davis Selected to Lead Durham Police Department

Durham Police Chief Search Process

One of the most important decisions for any city is the hiring of a police chief. This position leads the effort of keeping Durham residents safe and secure. It also requires a leader with impeccable integrity who will build trust with community members and who will embrace Durham's diversity. Durham residents are deeply invested in the future of their city and in the selection of a new police chief. We are committed to a thorough, inclusive and transparent process so that we hire the best candidate for the job and for our city. The icon to the right leads to a graphic showing the steps the city has gone through during this hiring process. As things move forward, we will continue to keep the community informed and engaged throughout this important hiring process.
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