City Council

City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for Durham and is the final authority on City matters. The Council establishes general City policies; appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, and members of boards, committees and commissions; enacts ordinances, resolutions, and orders; approves the strategic plan and annual budget; and authorizes contracts on the City’s behalf.

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CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Comprehensive Plan and Transit Plan Updates
  • Equitable Engagement
  • Racial Equity
  • Shared Economic Prosperity
  • Violent Crime, Police Disparities, Police Community Relations
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  1. Meetings & Public Hearings
  2. Work Sessions

When: Held the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 7 p.m.

Where: The City is holding virtual City Council Meetings for the duration of the North Carolina and City of Durham States of Emergency.

What: City Council hears priority items from the Council Members, City Manager, Attorney, and Clerk, presents ceremonial items, votes on the Consent Agenda, reviews the General Business Agenda, and conducts public hearings.

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City Council Calendar

*indicates a special meeting


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City Council Members

City Council has seven members: three from specific wards, three at-large and the Mayor. Terms are staggered, with nonpartisan elections every two years.

Jillian Johnson

Jillian Johnson

At-Large Council Member, Mayor Pro Tempore

Javiera Caballero

Javiera Caballero

At-Large Council Member

Charlie Reece

Charlie Reece

At-Large Council Member

DeDreana Freeman

DeDreana Freeman

Ward 1 Council Member

Mark-Anthony Middleton

Mark-Anthony Middleton

Ward 2 Council Member

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Pierce Freelon

Ward 3 Council Member