An integral part of the Managing for Results (MFR) model implemented by the County, is the collection and evaluation of departmental performance measures. MFR allows Durham County decision makers to analyze data and trends and to then review programs and services objectively. Performance data helps ensure that Durham County is using tax dollars to fund the results that residents want.
Within each of the five Strategic Plan goal areas, the refreshed Strategic Plan included a series of global metrics that would serve as a means with which to gauge overall County progress toward achieving Strategic Plan Goals. The metrics (measures) include 17 “Community” Indicators, which are broad and high-level gauges of the community which can be used to inform the creation of community wide policy and overarching progress toward the five Strategic Plan goals.
The Budget in Brief provides a condensed, numerical version of the County’s annual budget. Summary expenditure and revenue information can be found related to the County’s General Fund, Strategic Plan Goal areas, functional areas, and departments.
Broad View of County Statistics
Budget and Tax Survey data is collected from over 20 years of NC Association of County Commissioner (NCACC) annual surveys sent to all 100 county governments in NC. The data presented here is helpful in benchmarking a number of important areas supported specifically by County governments.
Note that the data is collected and vetted solely by the NCACC.
A collection of data from the City and County available for the public to view and analyze.