The City Clerk’s Office Presents the Monthly Board Member Spotlight:
KIMBERLY CAMERON, DURHAM PLANNING COMMISSION
1. Why would you encourage someone in the community to apply to be on a board, committee, or commission?
I moved to Durham 10 years ago in January 2013, by September 2013 I was appointed to my first commission- The Durham County Women’s Commission, I have also served on the Durham Housing Authority Commission Board and now I serve on the Durham City-County Planning Commission. I have been exposed to different aspects of the Durham community by serving as a commissioner on these various boards. Additionally, as a Black Woman my presence on these boards add to the diversity view of opinions for policies and decisions that affect the Durham citizens. If a person feels that a certain sector of the community is not being fully represented, I encourage you to apply to serve on a commission. All of these commissions do take a good deal of your time to fully participate, but in the long run it is worth the effort to know that your participation affected the future of Durham.
2. What do you enjoy most about serving on your particular board?
The Planning Commission is an important board to serve on in any City as we opine on zoning issues that will reshape our City and County. I enjoy that the citizens of Durham are very passionate about this topic and show up to participate in the public hearings.
3. What is your favorite part about living in Durham?
I enjoy the fact that Durham has turned into a Big Small City! Meaning that Durham is still a small city – you pretty much can’t go anywhere without running into someone that you know and it typically takes 15 – 25 minutes to drive across town; but it is starting to have a big city feel with many options for dining and recreation