Trees Across Durham, a joint initiative of the City and County, has planted over 500 trees in the past two months. Trees were planted at 29 elementary schools and at several parks. On Arbor Day, volunteers planted 40 trees at Rockwood Park. The initiative could not have been possible without the partnership of Durham Public Schools, Keep Durham Beautiful and the City's Urban Forester.
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Durham County Government in July was named a Top 10 county for putting technology to work to enhance service delivery.
The National Association of Counties and the Center for Digital Government included Durham County in a list of counties with populations between 250,000 and 499,999 as part of the 2015 Digital Counties Survey, according to a news release.
“Information Services and Technology is always working on ways that allow the County to engage and serve our citizens
An open data partnership is blooming in Durham.
The City and County, as a joint strategic partnership, are developing a shared approach to making public data more accessible online. With the growing power of the open data movement, the vision is for the community to use this data in a variety of ways, including building apps.
“This is a unique collaborative effort that demonstrates a regional commitment,” Durham County Manager Wendell Davis said in a news release. “There
In the face of heavy rains, about 400 people turned out for the Department of Public Health's "After Hours" celebration on Friday, April 25.
The evening event, which featured food trucks outside the Human Services Building and dancing inside, honored the department's 100-year anniversary of service to Durham. The department reached that milestone in 2013. Public Health retirees spoke about the history of the department, while current Director Gayle Harris shared her vision