Accomplishments

Ellen Reckhow and other officials at the Little River
Ellen

I am proud of the County’s recent accomplishments and my contribution to the effort.

Specific accomplishments include:
1. Preserved our Triple A bond rating and strengthened our fiscal position due to conservative budgeting and financial management
2. Promoted strong economic development including expansion of Fidelity, Harris Beverage, Bayer Crop Science, and Syngenta, along with many new companies
3. Established an industrial park in East Durham as a public-private partnership
4. Worked with the City to continue the Downtown Durham Renaissance through strategic public-private partnerships and economic development incentives
5. Worked with the School Board to increase the high school graduation rate
6. Initiated Managing for Results to promote accountability in County government
7. Opened the new Human Services Complex and Durham County Courthouse, both LEED gold certified for energy efficiency