Communications Department

The Communications Department keeps the community and City employees updated on the City’s activities, services, and events. The department manages the City’s website and social channels, produces press releases and original content, operates the Durham Television Network (DTN), and serves as the spokesperson for the news media. Learn more about our work.

As of July 2021, the Office of Public Affairs is now the Communications Department. We still offer the same services but with a new name.

  1. Citywide News
  2. Upcoming Events
  1. DCHC MPO Seeks Comment on Alternatives for 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

    If you’re interested in highway, bicycle, multi-use paths, and transit projects for our region, you’re invited to give your feedback in an online survey on different scenarios of our future transportation system. The survey is open through September 15. Read on...
  2. Durham Moves to Next Step in Police Chief Search

    Following the application period, 11 police chief applicants have been selected to move to the next step in the process. Applicants will undergo further screening to identify 3-5 candidates for interviews, with a goal of filling the position by Sept/Oct. Read on...
  3. DPR to Install First Dedicated Pickleball Facility in Durham at Piney Wood Park

    The new 14 court facility will allow Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) to host sanctioned pickleball tournaments, clinics, lessons, ladder play, and open play. A tournament will be held July 30 - August 1 to raise funds for the facility lighting. Read on...
  4. Durham Offering Grant Funds to Help Homeless Residents

    Durham organizations that help homeless residents are invited to apply by August 20 for grant funding for programs including street outreach, emergency shelter operations and services, homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, and HMIS implementation. Read on...
  5. City of Durham Launches New Platform to Track Progress on Affordable Housing Goals

    The City of Durham announced the launch of its Forever Home, Durham website, highlighting developments of the historic $160 million affordable housing program. Read on...
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