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. Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program to Pause Accepting New Applications on October 4

    Residents seeking rental assistance have until October 4 to submit applications before the Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program (Durham ERAP) is temporarily paused. The pause is needed to process existing applications and evaluate additional funds. Read on...
  2. Durham’s Annual Big Sweep Litter Cleanup Set for October 2

    Help us create a cleaner community this October as part of Durham’s Annual Big Sweep! Grab your family and friends and head out to a neighborhood, park, or creek to pick up litter. Learn more about the event and how to get involved. Read on...
  3. 911 Staffing Update from the Durham Emergency Communications Center Director

    Director Randy Beeman provides an update on how the Durham Emergency Communications Center is working to achieve and maintain adequate staffing. Calls are being answered and residents should continue to call 911 in an emergency. Read on...
  4. Solid Waste Collection Schedule to Change for Some Households Starting October 4

    Approximately 20,000 households will have a new curbside collection day for garbage, recycling, and yard waste or a new collection week for recycling. This will help improve customer service by balancing the number of households collected each day. Read on...
  5. Durham Celebrates Minority Businesses with 2021 MED Week Events

    From October 4-8, the City and partner organizations will observe 2021 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. Minority and women business owners are invited to a week of free, virtual events to support the growth and development of their businesses. Read on...
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