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Durham County Manager
Wendell M. Davis

In 2012, Durham County Government approved its first comprehensive Strategic Plan. The plan was developed at the urging of elected officials who felt that a road map was needed in order to charter a course for a new direction.

Throughout the latter part of the 20th century and well into the 21st century, Durham was and is heralded as a progressive community steeped in culture with viable business, research, medical and industrial bases.

However, like most communities across the nation, the 2008 economic downturn had profound implications for every sector – business & industry, education and government. Such being the case, setting a new course and looking at new and improved ways of doing business has been a central theme in this new climate.

In fact, the increased demand for public services, the demands for a new and refined workforce, and sobering demographic projections each influence and inform how Durham County Government should think about the future of the community.