Thomas J. Bonfield
City ManagerThomas Bonfield was hired as the City Manager for Durham in August 2008.
William V. "Bill" Bell
Mayor of the City of DurhamBill Bell has been elected to City Council: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011. His current term expires 2013.
City Council for the City of Durham
City Council for the City of DurhamThe City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for the City of Durham. Comprised of seven members, three members are elected from specific wards, three are at-large members and the Mayor. The terms for City Council seats are staggered, and nonpartisan elections are held every two years.
MEMBERS: Cora Cole-McFadden, Mayor Pro-Tempore, Eugene A. Brown, Diane Catotti, Howard Clement, III, Steve Schewel, J. Michael Woodard
Rhonda B. Parker
Director of Durham Parks and RecreationRhonda Parker has worked with the City of Durham since 2004 and has served as Director of Durham Parks and Recreation since 2006.
Recreation Advisory Commission
City of Durham, Recreation Advisory CommissionThe mission of the Recreation Advisory Commission is to advocate for Durham Parks and Recreation and the Durham community. The Recreation Advisory Commission works with the director of recreation and makes recommendations regarding recreation programs, facilities, resources and needs of the city. The commission consists of nine members appointed by the City Council. Members serve without compensation and must reside within the corporate city limits. City and County taxes must not reflect any delinquency at the time of submission of the application.
MEMBERS: Catherine Brennan, Loren Darden, Ronnie Ferrell, Cheryl Lloyd, Umar Muhammad, Steve Schewel, Susan Taylor, Linwood Webster
Parks and Recreation Department Master Plan Steering Committee
Master Plan Steering CommitteeThe Steering Committee will be heading up the master planning process, from collecting information at residents’ meetings to sorting through data to determine future system priorities to presenting the results to elected officials. They are residents who are passionate about parks and recreation opportunities for groups they work with and also able to understand the needs and passions of other groups.
MEMBERS: Kim Anglin, Wanda Boone, Nate Brown, Alice Cheek, Eric Hochstetler, Carolyn Kreuger, Jay Levy, Gladys Moseley-Chambers, Umar Muhammad, Patricia Murray, George Roberson, Jonathan Shepherd, Lindsay Smart, Natalie Spring, Susan Taylor, Matthew Yearout