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Chair Wendy Jacobs Delivers State of the County Address

Post Date:03/16/2017 12:19 PM

On Monday evening, March 13th, Durham County Commission Chair Wendy Jacobs delivered her first State of the County Speech during the Board’s regular 7:00pm meeting. Despite a brief interruption by protesters on an unrelated issue, Chair Jacobs delivered an informative message that focused on outstanding 2016 accomplishments and partnerships.

In addition, she highlighted key initiatives and collaborative achievements using Durham County’s five Strategic Goals as the backdrop.  Finally, she shared the Board’s pledge to address the challenges of the future such as the need for transit, a diversified economy, and overall growth in all populations, particularly millennials and seniors.

Jacobs concluded her message by noting Durham County’s future is bright and that despite challenges from the state and federal government, this community can do much to ensure the success of all residents.

The complete 2017 State of the County Address can be accessed here