Welcome to 2019.
Durham continues to be an exciting place to live, work, and play. It has become one of the hottest places in the country in which to settle down, relocate, and even retire. But as our growth brings new opportunities, it also brings new challenges, and to face those challenges we must be willing to embrace bold change by engaging in open dialogue about the issues facing our community. So, with this first blog post of 2019, I welcome you to the new Friends of Durham.
We recognize that in order to make Durham the best that it can be for everyone, our organization has to do more than simply re-brand our image and re-state our vision. We have to impart leadership on issues in a way that provides a comprehensive analysis of and open discussion about the changes that we need to make in our city. So, we're focusing on four core issues that we believe are the issues that will make our community stronger: education, crime, strong economy, and good government. This doesn't mean that you won't hear us talk about related topics like transportation, housing, and race relations. On the contrary, not only will we be talking, but we will also be listening.
I invite you to follow us on Facebook to stay abreast of what's next and to also check out our website for blog updates. There's a lot happening in 2019. We're getting ready. We're committed to Durham, and we know you are too.
Chair, Friends of Durham
Shelia A. Huggins