Record of Service

Commissioner, Durham County – 1988 to Present, Chairman (2002-2008), Vice-Chairman (1994-2002 and 2008-2012)

Ellen serves on the following boards and commissions:

Durham County:

  • Ellen ReckhowDurham Crime Cabinet (Initiated, Co-Chair)
  • Durham City-County Committee
  • Durham Open Space and Trails Commission
  • Durham Arts Council Board
  • Carolina Theatre Board
  • East Durham Children’s Initiative Executive Committee
  • Durham Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee

Regional Boards:

  • Triangle Transit Authority
  • Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board
  • Triangle J COG Smart Growth Committee
  • Durham-Chapel Hill Work Group
  • Foreign Trade Zone Board

State Committees:

  • North Carolina Association of Counties Strategic Planning Committee
  • North Carolina Association of Counties General Government Committee
  • North Carolina Association of Counties Criminal Justice Committee
National Committees:
  • National Association of Counties Transportation Steering Committee