Budget & Management Services Department

The City of Durham Budget and Management Services Department is made up of three divisions: Budget and CIP, Participatory Budgeting, and the Office of Performance and Innovation (OPI). The Budget and CIP division develops the City’s annual operating budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The Participatory Budgeting division engages Durham residents in a biennial budgeting process where residents are able to submit, “develop,” and vote on projects. The Office of Performance and Innovation manages the City’s Strategic Plan, performance measures, annual resident survey and leads the City in innovative approaches to improving services.

  1. 2022-2023 Proposed Budget Presentation

    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...
  2. collage of City employees at work including Police, Fire, 911, Water Management, and Parks and Rec

    Durham Satisfaction Survey Shows Residents Give High Marks for Employee Customer Service

    In addition to high satisfaction with the City's customer service, the 2021 Resident Satisfaction Survey shows that residents rank quality of police protection and maintenance of City Streets as top priorities over the next two years. View the full results...
  3. Budget team members hold up the What Works Cities award in front of City Hall/City logo

    Bloomberg Philanthropies Recognizes Durham for Using Data to Improve Residents’ Lives

    The City of Durham is one of the first 50 cities to achieve Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities Certification in recognition of its use of data and evidence to guide decision-making. Learn more about the work that earned this designation. Read on...
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    Harnessing the Tides of Change: How Turbulent Times Provided Valuable Professional Experiences

    Learn how the City of Durham's Budget & Management Services' Budget & CIP division adapted its 2020 summer MPA internship and provided valuable professional work experience and learning opportunities to an MPA student during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read On...
  5. residents cast their votes for PB Durham projects

    Business Insider Recognizes PB Durham's Role in Accelerating Urban Leadership Lab

    eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc. is excited to announce that its youth STEM and entrepreneurship platform, the Urban Leadership Lab, was voted to receive a Participatory Budgeting grant to fund the launch of its technology and business education programs... Read On...
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    Bloomberg Cities Highlights Department's Use of Time-Tested Research Techniques

    In order to solve touch city problems like homelessness or blight, you need to know what's causing them. That sounds obvious. Yet all too often, cities launch programs based more on hunches and assumptions than research and evidence... Read On...
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    PB Durham Highlighted in Public Management Magazine (p. 37)

    Participation in local government processes and decision-making within the City of Durham, North Carolina - like many other municipalities - has traditionally been from a small group of residents that are already engaged with the city, and are typically.. Read On...
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