Joe Durham Retires After 30 Years

After 30 years of service to the State of North Carolina, Joe Durham will be stepping down from his post as Deputy County Manager for Wake County this month, a position he has held for 13 years.  During his tenure not only did Durham help manage the County’s explosive growth, but he also lead numerous major programs including community services, human services, workforce development, public safety and emergency services to meet the needs of the rapidly growing public.

Durham’s long history in local government includes time spent serving Edgecombe County, the City of Rocky Mount, the NC Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, the City of Sanford and Richmond County.  We are proud to say that in addition to this impressive resume, somewhere in the middle Durham found his way through the doors of The Wooten Company where he was a Community Planner.  He is a graduate of East Carolina University and also attended graduate programs at East Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“We worked with Joe Durham while he was with the NC Department of Natural Resources and Community Development.  What impressed me then, and throughout his career at Wooten, was his outstanding work ethic and high level of professionalism.”

Steve Player, Project Development Manager, The Wooten Company

In an interview with Martha Quillin, Reporter for the News and Observer, Durham noted that it’s a good time to move on and that he plans to continue working in a consultant role, although he admits to he would also like to see his golf game improve.