Engaging Citizens in Governance: Mayor Pro Tempore Jillian Johnson on Durham's Experiment with Participatory Budgeting
Earlier this year, all Durham residents over age 13 had the opportunity to vote on how the city should spend more than two million dollars. In implementing a participatory budgeting process, Durham became one of the first cities in the South to test such an initiative and allocated one of the largest sums in the nation for a city its size. Join the Hart Leadership Program for a conversation with Jillian Johnson, PPS'03 and mayor pro tempore of the City of Durham, to learn more about Durham's participatory budgeting initiative. Johnson was elected to the City Council in 2015 and helped lead the initiative. This discussion is being hosted as part of PPS270 Lead the Way Durham. It is free and open to the public but space is limited.