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.