Residents Invited to Join Durham City Council for Coffee and Conversation
Durham residents interested in giving their input directly to the City Council on the City of Durham’s annual budget should mark their calendars now to attend upcoming “Coffee with Council” meetings. Hosted by the Durham City Council, the Coffee with Council sessions are a series of face-to-face meetings designed to give residents the opportunity to provide direct feedback to council members on budget priorities for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The sessions also include a presentation on the City’s budget outlook for the upcoming fiscal year. The next session will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Campus Hills Recreation Center, 2000 S. Alston Ave. More
Small Business Resource Fair Set
The City's Small Business Advisory Committee will hold a Resource Fair on March 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 302 W. Main St. The event will feature resources available to assist entrepreneurs, prospective and established small business owners. More
Durham YouthWork Offers Summer Internship Application Assistance
Durham youth, ages 14 to 24, who need help completing their applications for summer internships will now have several opportunities this month thanks to the Durham YouthWork Internship Program (DYIP). Applications are now being accepted online for summer employment opportunities that will be available this year through the DYIP. Potential applicants may apply for DYIP positions by visiting the City’s website. The position name is listed as “Durham YouthWork Intern” and the deadline to apply is March 31. More
Student Essays Sought to Celebrate National Community Development Week
Do you live near Southside? Do you have a relative who was a homeless veteran? Do you or a family member live in affordable rental housing or live in a house your family purchased through a City of Durham program? If so, then the City’s Community Development Department wants to hear from you. To celebrate National Community Development Week, which will take place this year from March 28 to April 2, the department is hosting a student essay contest to involve Durham youth in thinking about how the City’s use of federal program funding impacts their lives. The essay contest – “What Does Community Development Mean to Me?” – is open to all Durham middle and high school students attending any public or private school or being home-schooled. More
Creek Week Leads Durham Community in Caring for Waterways
Interested in discovering and protecting Durham’s local waterways? Durham will celebrate its annual Creek Week March 12-19 and offer indoor and outdoor activities to help people of all ages and abilities learn more about creeks, rivers, and lakes and how to keep them healthy. During this event, residents have a chance to join litter cleanups, go on a canoe adventure, learn from experts at a talk at the library, join master naturalists on hikes, and enjoy family fun at the final celebration. More
Durham Speaks: We Listen!
New for this fiscal year, Budget and Management Services will use the City’s website to interact with residents about the budget. We will periodically release opinion polls and new discussion topics as Budget and Management Services works on the budget. What do you want to see in the FY 2017 budget? Visit the website to join the discussion! You will need to sign up using either your email or Facebook account in order to respond to the discussion.