Project Homeless Connects Needs Volunteers and Donated Items; Volunteers Needed for Durham’s Big Sweep
DTV8’s “City Hall This Week” will debut a new show tonight at 8 p.m. Hosted by Senior Public Affairs Specialist Amy Blalock, this show will feature the following highlights and other topics of interest. You can also watch this new episode on demand at http://www.YouTube.com/CityofDurhamNC.
Project Homeless Connect in Need of Hundreds of Volunteers
Durham’s annual Project Homeless Connect event is just two weeks away and hundreds of volunteers are still needed to make it a success. The event will take place on Thursday, October 11 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Project Manager Matt Schnars explains what services are provided at Project Homeless Connect and how volunteers can get involved.
Durham Police Department Marks New Phase of Leadership
Nine officers have recently been promoted within the Durham Police Department. Those include one assistant chief, one captain, one lieutenant, four sergeants, and two corporals. Among the highest ranking promotions are Capt. Anthony Marsh Sr., who was promoted to the position of assistant chief; Lt. David Addison, who was promoted to captain and is the new District Three commander; and Sgt. Terrance Sembly, who has been promoted to lieutenant and will be the new assistant commander in the Central District. The promotions went into effect on September 10.
Durham Youth Commission Sworn In
More than two dozen youth now have an official voice on City issues affecting them. Thirty teens were inducted as members of the 2012-2013 Durham Youth Commission during the September 17 City Council meeting. The high school-aged young people will serve a one-year term and will take part in the City’s planning and decision-making process on issues regarding Durham’s youth.
Help Wanted for Durham’s Big Sweep Event
Durham’s annual Big Sweep event will take place on Saturday, October 6, and the City wants to hear from anyone willing to get dirty for a good cause. From 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., volunteers will pick up trash and litter from the City’s parks, roadways, creeks, and streams. Anyone interested in volunteering can visit the Big Sweep website at http://Bit.ly/DurhamBigSweep. Soil Conservationist and Education Coordinator Jennifer Brooks explains why the event is important for Durham.
About “City Hall This Week”
"City Hall This Week," a news program dedicated to informing Durham residents and City employees about what’s going on inside Durham's City Hall, airs daily at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. on DTV8 (Time Warner Cable channel 8). The show is also available for on demand viewing at http://www.DurhamNC.gov/DTV8 or on the City’s YouTube channel at http://www.YouTube.com/CityofDurhamNC. For more information, call (919) 560-4123, “like” http://www.Facebook/CityofDurhamNC, or “follow” http://www.Twitter.com/CityofDurhamNC.