08/13: Langley elected Co-Facilitator for Partners Against Crime - District III of the Durham Police Department
DeWarren K. Langley was elected Co-Facilitator for Partners Against Crime (PAC) - District III of the Durham Police Department at the monthly meeting on August 10, 2013.
As Co-Facilitator, DeWarren provides leadership in collaboration with the other Co-Facilitator and Executive Committee to ensure residents work more effectively to collaborate & achieve synergy to reach consensus through inclusive procedures to make high-quality decisions that promotes and executes safety strategies to prevent crime at the neighborhood level.
Prior to being elected Co-Facilitator, Langley was appointed Chair of the 7-member Steering Committee of PAC3 charged with as the leadership of PAC3, drafting Bylaws and presenting a slate of officers for the August 2013 meeting of the full membership. The Bylaws were modified and approved by the full membership on August 10, 2013.
PAC is a community-based volunteer organization which promotes collaboration among police officers, residents, and City & County government officials to find sustainable solutions to community crime problems and quality of life issues.
DeWarren’s term expires on April 12, 2014.
07/13: DeWarren joined the Citizen Capital Improvement Panel for the City of Durham
DeWarren K. Langley joined the Citizen Capital Improvement Panel for the City of Durham.
The Citizen Capital Improvement Panel (CCIP) is composed of business and community leaders charged with assisting City staff to prioritize the right combination of new capital improvement projects; advising the City Council of the most critical Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects to meet the City’s ongoing needs; evaluating & recommending projects for funding in the CIP and receiving monthly progress reports on capital improvement projects.
The CIP is a statement of the City of Durham’s policy regarding long-range physical development of projects with a total expenditure of at least $100,000. The Plan is designed to achieve urban growth & development for a six year period and is updated and revised annually.
By providing a plan schedule, cost estimates and location of public sector improvements, CIP provides private sector decision makers with valuable information upon which to base investment decisions. It also provides local elected officials and the public with valuable information concerning proposed public facilities and their associated cost.
The CIP process includes professional analysis of projects, the guidance of citizens, business & community leaders, and the leadership of the City Manager and City Council to produce a sound CIP.
05/13: Langley elected Vice Chairman of the Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
DeWarren K. Langley was elected Vice Chairman of the Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) at the monthly meeting held on May 22, 2013.
As Vice Chairman, DeWarren works with the Chairman in providing the overall leadership & management of the Council in performing its duties, serve on the Executive Committee, work with the Chairman to appoint chairpersons of standing and ad hoc committees, represent the Council in the community and work with the Chairman to develop and submit an Annual Report to the Board of County Commissioners of work done by the Council.
JCPC is a statutory authorized advisory council appointed by the Durham Board of County Commissioners and charged by the North Carolina General Assembly to plan, organize and evaluate locally-based programs designed to prevent and mitigate juvenile delinquency in Durham County. JCPC reviews the needs of juveniles, assess local youth service needs & address the gaps and recommends an annual service proposal and submit a written funding plan for the expenditure of over $500,000 appropriated by the North Carolina General Assembly to the Board of County Commissioners for its approval. Additionally, JCPC works to develop community based delinquency and substance abuse prevention strategies and programs to prevent juveniles who are at-risk from becoming court involved. He also serves as Chairman of the Public Awareness/Publicity Committee which works to increase public awareness of the causes of delinquency and of strategies to reduce the problem. Additionally, he is a member of the Risk & Needs/Strategic Planning Committee and Monitoring Committee.
In addition, JCPC works to increase public awareness of the causes of delinquency and of strategies to reduce the problem, develops strategies to intervene and appropriately respond to and treat the needs of juveniles at-risk of delinquency and provides funds for services for treatment, counseling, or rehabilitation for juveniles and their families.
Langley’s term expires June 30, 2014.
05/13: DeWarren re-elected Chairman of the Citizens Advisory Committee
DeWarren K. Langley was re-elected to a third consecutive term as Chairman of the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) at the Annual Meeting held on May 20, 2013.
As Chairman, DeWarren works with the Vice Chairman in providing the overall leadership & management of the CAC in performing its duties, serves as a liaison between City & County Departments and staff by requesting & disseminating information to the CAC, draft policy and funding recommendations to the Homeless Services Advisory Committee, City Council and Board of County Commissioners, represent the Council in the community and work develop and submit an Annual Report to the City Council and Board of County Commissioners of work done by the CAC.
The CAC is responsible for working to preserve and improve the quality of life for citizens of Durham. The CAC proposes, monitors, reviews and make recommendations to the City Council and Board of County Commissioners on expenditure of $5.1 million in federal entitlement funds and dedicated funding source, housing & community development needs, and neighborhood stabilization & revitalization; and facilitate citizen participation in programs/activities that are financed with entitlement funds to improve housing quality & affordability and economic opportunities for low-and-moderate income families and homeless persons.
The CAC consists of fifteen (15) members appointed by the City Council and Board of County Commissioners.
Langley’s term expires June 30, 2013.
05/13: Langley served as Speaker at the 2013 Guest Leader Forum the LeaderShape® Institute at East Carolina University
DeWarren K. Langley served as a Speaker at the 2013 Guest Leader Forum the LeaderShape® Institute at the Center for Student Leadership & Engagement at East Carolina University (ECU) held on May 14, 2013 at Camp Oak Hill Retreat Center in Oxford, North Carolina.
The LeaderShape® Institute, the flagship program of the nonprofit organization, LeaderShape®, Inc., is an intensive, energizing, and unique six-day educational experience designed to develop young adults to lead with integrity. The Guest Leader Forum was an opportunity for leaders to share insights and expertise with our 50 participants and 8 faculty members in an informal discussion setting. The vision of the Center for Student Leadership & Engagement at ECU is to create a premier center for the study and integration of leadership practices that fosters and sustains a culture of engagement, learning and responsibility for all students.
DeWarren explained that leadership involved nothing more than making a difference, creative positive change, motivating people to get things done, and eliminating everything that does not contribute to the mission and vision of the organization and/or effort they are leading. Additionally, he encouraged students to have SMART goals, find mentors willing to provide constructive feedback, focus on outcomes as leaders, remain humble and understand that leadership success is a process and not an event.
The Forum also included Mark Kobelinski, Agent at New York Life Insurance Company; Daniel Whittaker, Chief Creator & Sustainability Director at Green Planet Catering; Margaret Bradsher, Member of the Person County School Board and T. Greg Doucette, Managing Attorney at the Law Offices of T. Greg Doucette. PLLC.
04/13: DeWarren volunteered as Interviewer for the Durham YouthWork Internship Program
DeWarren K. Langley volunteered as an Interviewer for the Durham YouthWork Internship Program from April 14 - 22, 2013 at the Office of Economic & Workforce Development for the City of Durham.
As an interviewer, DeWarren interviewed 50 youth applicants to assess employment experience, academic performance, skills, extracurricular involvement and employment interest to rank the youth and make hiring recommendations. Langley also provided constructive feedback to youth applicants on responses to interview questions, advise on study & test taking strategies to improve academic performance and made suggestions on methods to develop skills for employment opportunities.
The Durham YouthWork Internship Program (formerly the Mayor’s Summer YouthWorks Program) offers youth ages 14-21 the opportunity to gain work experience and develop skills while connecting with City and County jobs and in various businesses around the City of Durham. Upon employment offers, all youth will receive a one week nationally recognized course to improve employability skills such as critical thinking/problem solving, communication, teamwork, leadership, professionalism and ethics.