Durham Wins National Awards for Technology Use to Improve Services
The City of Durham has brought home several national awards for its technology use to enhance government services and operations. The Public Technology Institute (PTI) has recognized the City’s Technology Solutions Department and the City’s Neighborhood Improvement Services Department for their use of technology to improve service delivery through its 2017 PTI Technology Solutions Awards. Durham won a total of four awards – two in first place – in the categories of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Innovation, Web and e-gov, and Data and Performance Metrics. More
Full Frame Is One Of The World's Best
Congratulations to Durham's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival for being named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World for 2017 by MovieMaker magazine. "This is probably one of the best places to actually watch documentaries," a panelist interviewed by the magazine said. "If you can't make Sundance, this is the easiest way to see some of the top films of the year. The festival runs from April 5 - 8.
Durham Welcomes North Carolina's Association of County Commissioners
Downtown will be hopping this weekend, as Durham welcomes the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners for its annual conference this week. The festivities include workshops, training sessions. Durham County Commissioner Brenda Howerton will also be sworn in as president of the association. Welcome county commissioners.
Maplewood Cemetery Office Relocating For Renovations
Beginning Aug. 31, the Maplewood Cemetery office staff will be temporarily relocated to the Beechwood Cemetery office to allow for renovations at Maplewood. The Beechwood office is located at 3300 Fayetteville Street, and can be reached by phone at 919-560-4156.
Durham Seeks Entrepreneurs for Innovation Partnerships
Local startups and entrepreneurs looking to develop and test products and services now have a new way to do so thanks to a pilot program from the City of Durham. The City’s Office of Performance and Innovation is launching the new Innovate Durham program to open up the City's resources for entrepreneurs to develop, test and scale innovative solutions to improve City operations and solve community problems. This pilot program accepting applications until Aug. 28, will give startups and entrepreneurs a way to test their products or services using City data and infrastructure. More