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Office of the 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 five strategic goals:
•  A Strong and Diverse economy
•  A Safe and Secure Community
•  Thriving and Livable Neighborhoods
•  A Well-Managed City
•  Stewardship of the City’s Physical Assets

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.

Department Divisions and Staff
City Manager’s Office Staff
Durham One Call
Public Affairs Office
Office on Youth

City Manager’s Report – Weekly news from the City Manager’s Office highlighting the latest happenings in Durham City Government.

Publications and Op/Eds

Latest News and Information
Durham's Proposed Budget Maintains Services With No Property Tax Increase
     2015-2016 Preliminary Budget Presentation
U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs Diagnostics Center Diagnostic Analysis for the City of Durham
Department of Justice Presentation