Stipend Program for Council Appointed Board, Committee, Commission, and Task Force Members

Durham City Council has approved a stipend program for eligible Council-Appointed Board, Committee, Commission, and Task Force members. Equitable compensation will be available for city appointed board members. The stipends are intended to offset related expenses such as babysitting, parking, transportation, and meals.

  1. Program Details
  2. How to sign up
  3. Receiving Payments


Stipend payments go into effect for city appointed board members who opt in to the program.

  • Payments will be made at a flat rate of $50 per meeting
  • Payments will be made every six months based on attendance records
  • Payments will be made twice during each fiscal year:
    1. Checks will be sent in Jan/Feb to cover July-December 2021 meetings
    2. Checks will be sent in July/Aug  to cover January-June 2022 meetings

Example: Ms. Smith attends 4 meetings between July-December 2021. A check for $200 (4 meetings x $50) will be cut in Jan/Feb 2022.

Eligible Boards, Committees, Commissions, and Task Forces

EligibleNot Currently Eligible
  • Affordable Housing Implementation Committee
  • Audit Services Oversight Committee
  • Carolina Theatre of Durham Board of Trustees
  • Citizens’ Advisory Committee
  • Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
  • Durham Board of Adjustment
  • Durham City-County Environmental Affairs Board
  • Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau 
  • Durham Convention Center Authority
  • Durham Cultural Advisory Board
  • Durham Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
  • Durham Planning Commission
  • Durham Sports Commission
  • Durham Workers' Rights Commission
  • Housing Appeals Board
  • Human Relations Commission
  • Mayor's Council For Women
  • Mayor's Hispanic/Latino Committee
  • Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee
  • Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
  • Recreation Advisory Commission
  • Safety and Wellness Taskforce
  • Workforce Development Board

  • Durham City-County Appearance Commission
  • Durham Historic Preservation Commission
  • Durham Homeless Services Advisory Committee
  • Durham Open Space and Trails Commission
  • Durham Performing Arts Center Oversight Committee