The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for the City of Durham. Comprised of seven members, three members are elected from specific wards, three are at-large members and the Mayor. The terms for City Council seats are staggered, and nonpartisan elections are held every two years.
Durham is the leading city in providing an excellent and sustainable quality of life.
To provide quality services to make Durham a great place to live, work and play.
• Strong and Diverse Economy
• Safe and Secure Community
• Thriving, Livable Neighborhoods
• Well-Managed City
• Stewardship of City’s Physical Assets
Email the entire City Council, including the Mayor at Council@DurhamNC.gov, or mail City Council members, Office of the City Council, 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, N.C. 27701.
The City Council holds a works session two Thursdays preceding it regular business meeting to receive information briefings and presentations. The work session is held at 1 p.m. in the Council’s Committee Room, 2nd floor City Hall. At its work session, City Council discusses departmental items on their agenda and asks questions of City staff relating to agenda items. In addition, citizens may address City Council to express a matter of interest or a concern.
Regular Business Meetings
City Council convenes its regular business meeting every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza. Meetings are open to the public and may be viewed live on DTV8, Time Warner Cable.
City Council holds public hearings to give citizens an opportunity to comment on current issues involving the City. All public hearings are advertised and placed on the Council’s agenda for citizen remarks. To make comments at a public hearing, citizens can sign up in advance of the meeting by contacting the City Clerk’s office at (919) 560-4166 or during the Council meeting by completing a “Speakers’ List” card located at the City Clerk’s desk in Council Chambers prior to the start of the meeting.