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.

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.

City Manager Presents the Preliminary 2019-20 Budget

Proposed Budget Focuses on Addressing Equity Issues

Citing how the FY 2019-2020 budget proposal enhances City of Durham efforts to address equity issues, City Manager Tom Bonfield highlighted that equity efforts are woven into existing and new initiatives to collectively make a bold statement about the City’s intentions moving forward during his presentation at tonight’s City Council meeting.

City Manager Tom Bonfield presents the preliminary budget to City Council on May 20, 2019


Strategic Plan: A Roadmap for Durham's Future

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 5 strategic goals.


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