Office of Public Affairs

The Office of Public Affairs keeps the community and City employees updated on the City’s activities, services, and events. The office 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.

  1. Citywide News
  2. Upcoming Events
  1. Durham Seeks Input on Police Chief Search

    What does Durham need in its next police chief? Residents now have the chance to share their thoughts directly with the City of Durham’s hiring consultant, Developmental Associates, through online surveys and virtual community meetings. Read on...
  2. Durham’s Proposed FY21-22 Budget Funds Community Safety, Affordable Housing & COVID-19 Recovery

    City Manager Wanda Page presented her proposed FY2021-2022 budget at the May 17 City Council meeting, which contains a property tax rate increase and funding for priorities including community safety, affordable housing, and COVID-19 recovery. Read on...
  3. Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications

    Durham residents who are behind on their rents and facing evictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for financial help to stay in their homes from the new Durham Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Read on...
  4. Durham Seeks Resident Votes to Select Participatory Budgeting Projects for COVID-19 Response

    Which 31 nonprofits and community organizations should receive up to $50,000 for COVID-19 response? City of Durham residents can vote now through June 6 to help select the winning projects. Read on...
  5. Watch City Life: GoDurham Better Bus Project

    Host Beverly Thompson learns about the GoDurham Better Bus Project that is laying the foundation for a greatly improved rider experience over the coming year and how public input will play an important role. Read on...
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