STRENGTH IN SERVICE
Durham County Commissioner Brenda Howerton is the epitome of strength in service. She is recognized as an exceptional public servant that has a presence at the local, state and national level. She sits on boards, meets with constituents and leads from the heart with great confidence. Her demonstrated passion, commitment, and tenacity in serving the people is amazing and her achievements outstanding.
She is engaging, inspirational, successful, courageous, good-humored and relentless as a strong voice building a stronger community for the citizens of Durham.
No wonder she has been crowned the “People’s Commissioner.”
Commissioner, Durham County – 2008 to Present
Durham County Boards & Commissions
Vice-Chair county commissioner- 2012- to 2016
Chair-Joint City/County Planning Committee
Durham Technical Community College Board of Trustees
Transportation Advisory Committee
Audit Oversight Committee
Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
Public Health Board
Durham Crime Cabinet
Museum of Life and Science
Lincoln Community Health
Human Relations Award of the Year 2014
North Carolina Association of Counties -President
THRIVE, Task Force, 100 Counties, helping Our Children Thrive"
Social service Regional Supervision and Collaboration Work Group
Emerging Issues Forum, "kidonomic: Investing Early in Our Future"
North Carolina Association of Counties Criminal Justice Committee
National Association of Counties Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee
Chair Workforce Development Sub- Committee
Large Urban County Caucus
League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties
Downtown Durham Rotary Club
Duke Campus club
Union Baptist Church