Community Leadership

The Chamber is the voice of businesses throughout Durham. We monitor and advocate for issues affecting our community, region, state, and nation. Subscribe to updates here, check in often, participate in our upcoming events, and join us in working with our partners in local elected offices. Contact Bryan Fox, Vice President of Public Policy, anytime at bfox@durhamchamber.org or 919-328-8724.

Priorities

Employers are fundamental to Durham’s rich history and continue to create prosperity in the forms of opportunities and investments. As the local economic development leader, the Chamber further empowers our community by sustaining and growing equitable, inclusive, diverse, innovative, and collaborative businesses.

On behalf of our members, we maintain constant communication and opportunities to engage with our partners at the local, regional, state, and federal levels to influence direct and indirect business issues like economic development, workforce development, education, health, transportation, housing, planning, community safety, and sustainability.

In recognition of a positive economic development climate to which we offer constant local and regional maintenance, the Chamber will continue to focus on education and workforce development strategies/services that enhance the talent pipeline, local and regional transportation and infrastructure priorities, and supporting initiatives for increased community safety.

Board of Commissioners

Brenda Howerton

Chair


919-544-4160

Howerton

Wendy Jacobs

Vice Chair


919-530-5263

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Nida Allam

Commissioner


984-227-9462

Allam

Nimasheena Burns

Commissioner


555-555-5555

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Heidi Carter

Commissioner


919-225-4268

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City Council

Elaine O’Neal

Mayor


919-560-4396 ext. 10269

Mayor

Mark-Anthony Middleton

Mayor Pro Tempore


919 560-4396, ext. 10277

pro tem

Javiera Caballero

Councilmember


919-560-4396 ext. 10272

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DeDreana Freeman

Councilmember


919-560-4396 ext. 10276

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Monique Holsey-Hyman

Councilmember


919-560-4396, ext. 10274

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Jillian Johnson

Councilmember


919-560-4396 ext. 10278

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Leonardo Williams

Council Member


919-560-4396 ext. 10273

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