ORANGE COUNTY, NC (March 29, 2016) – One major way citizens can have a positive impact on the future of Orange County is to volunteer to serve on the various advisory boards and commissions.    

Currently there is an opening on the Durham Technical Community College (DTCC) Board of Directors.  The Board of County Commissioners appoints the Orange County representative to this board.  The person appointed to this position would be eligible to serve 2 full terms of up to 4 years each.  The appointee must complete the State of North Carolina Ethics training (on-line) and submit a Statement of Economic Interest to DTCC. 

Applicants for DTCC Board must be an Orange County resident that has an understanding of the adult education needs in Orange County and is committed to lifelong learning.  The applicant must be a team member committed to working toward common mission and goals. Applicants should also be able to attend at least 4 meetings per year, three of which will be held in Durham.  The appointee will participate in the development and revision of DTCC policies and help to create general policies that provide guidance for the President and staff as they pursue the role and mission of DTCC.  The appointee will help to insure that the College has in place an effective system for planning and evaluation that uses results of evaluation to improve the college.  Duties include providing direction to establish and terminate educational programs of the College based upon thorough documentation of need for new programs, and performance data regarding existing curriculums.  The appointee will function as an ambassador for the College to the community and serve as a channel for information from the community to the College President.  The appointee will ensure that the College assets are well maintained and help to secure adequate financial resources to support the College’s goals.

If interested, you may apply online at:

Orange County strives for diversity on volunteer advisory boards.  Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must reside in Orange County.  Volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners have an opportunity to influence the way of life in Orange County.

For questions regarding the Orange County appointment to the Durham Technical Community College Board of Trustees or for additional information, call Thom Freeman 919-245-2125 or email

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