NNO Registration Ends July 9; Observance is Tuesday, August 7
Registration is underway for Durham’s observance of National Night Out (NNO), America’s Night Out Against Crime, on Aug. 7. Neighborhoods, agencies and businesses are encouraged to support the celebration by organizing or sponsoring a NNO event or promotion. The evening of Aug. 7, residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors, law enforcement and public safety partners. Neighborhoods typically host events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities and anti-crime campaigns. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the national observance. The Durham Police Department’s NNO registration deadline is July 9. More
Applicants Sought for 2018 Durham Neighborhood College
City and County employees work hard every day to provide quality services making Durham a great place to live, work, and play. Each organization has developed a strategic plan that provides a firm foundation for an excellent and sustainable quality of life. Residents looking to play a more active role in their neighborhoods and the Durham community will get their chance to learn more about the strategic plans in the 2018 Durham Neighborhood College, a class designed specifically for residents to learn about the organization, operations and services of their local City and County governments. After a two-year hiatus, the award-winning Durham Neighborhood College program will return this fall with an emphasis on showing participants how the strategic plans guide government officials in the development of sound planning and operations. The deadline to apply is Aug. 3 More
City Seeks Proposals for Banner Design Contest
The City of Durham is seeking design proposals for a series of artful banners to adorn the southern facade of the new Downtown Mixed-Use Parking Garage. The new facility, located at the intersections of Mangum Street, Morgan Street and Rigsbee Avenue, is expected to be open to the public in early 2019. This public art opportunity is open to all talented and creative people living or working in the Research Triangle area. Applicants are asked to develop and submit a design proposal for eight artful banners to be displayed on the parking garage currently under construction. The deadline for submissions is June 30. More
City Manager's Report Takes a Vacation
The City Manager's Report will take a vacation next week, Look for it again June 29.