Working for a Better Durham for All, Vote for Wendy Jacobs
I believe Durham can be a place where all citizens thrive and have access to good jobs, a good education, and a safe home.
I am a voice for you as I collaborate with others in our community to address problems and develop effective solutions.
I value and respect the diversity of views and people in our vibrant community.
I work hard, do my homework and make informed decisions with integrity.
I use my experience, knowledge and skills to keep Durham moving toward a brighter future for all.
Your Voice As Durham County CommissionerRemoving barriers to employment and connecting people to jobs as Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Poverty Reduction Initiative Jobs Task Force and an active member of the Workforce Development Committees.
Ensuring that everyone can Age Well in Durham as an organizer of Durham’s first Senior Summit and member of the Durham Center for Senior Life Board of Directors.
Leading the initiative to create Durham’s first Sports Commission to bring sports tourism dollars to our economy as well as support opportunities for youth and our local sports organizations.
Tackling poverty and creating a vibrant future by supporting transit to manage growth, connect to job centers, and provide affordable housing. As Chair of the Joint City County Planning Committee and co-chair of the TJCOG Smart Growth Committee, I am working toward these goals.
Focused on our citizens living in poverty and problems of substance abuse, mental health, violent crime and our criminal justice system. About 20% of our community live in poverty. As Vice Chair of the Social Services Board and Co-Chair of the Durham (Human Services) Directors Group, I am addressing these needs.
Supporting high quality public education in Durham, and advocating for fair and competitive wages for our teachers and school workers. In this time of deteriorating state funding, our students deserve the best possible teachers and principals.