Communications Department

The Communications Department keeps the community and City employees updated on the City’s activities, services, and events. The department manages the City’s website and social channels, produces press releases and original content, operates the Durham Television Network (DTN), and serves as the spokesperson for the news media. Learn more about our work.

As of July 2021, the Office of Public Affairs is now the Communications Department. We still offer the same services but with a new name.

  1. Citywide News
  2. Upcoming Events
  1. City of Durham to Observe Memorial Day

    Most City offices, including City Hall and non-emergency operations, will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Residents are asked to note changes to City programs and services including garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection. Read on...
  2. Durham’s Proposed Budget Funds Employee Compensation, Public Safety & Shared Prosperity Initiatives

    City Manager Wanda Page has presented her proposed FY22-23 budget to City Council, which contains a property tax rate increase to help restore merit-based employee compensation as well as public safety and shared prosperity initiatives. Read on...
  3. Durham Offers New Vanpooling Subsidy to Provide Commuters with More Sustainable Mobility Options

    Durham commuters interested in saving up to 75% on their commuting costs versus driving their own personal vehicle can now take advantage of discounted vanpools thanks to a new subsidy from our Transportation Department’s Way to Go Durham program. Read on...
  4. City Council Appoints Dr. Monique Holsey-Hyman to Fill At-Large Vacancy

    The Council voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Monique Holsey-Hyman, an assistant professor at North Carolina Central University with 25 years of experience in mental healthcare, administration, and social work. She will be sworn in the week of May 9. Learn more about Holsey-Hyman and the process...
  5. Watch City Life: Downtown Durham Is Coming Back

    Host Beverly B. Thompson talks with Downtown Durham Inc. President and CEO Nicole Thompson about how downtown is recovering from the challenges of the pandemic. Read on...
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