County Mourns the Passing of Former County Manager George Williams
Durham County Government officials today announced the passing of former County Manager George H. Williams. County Manager Wendell M. Davis noted “George served as Durham's fourth County Manager from September 1991 until October 1995. George is best described as a renaissance man as he was known as a talented Architect, a public administrator, an Air Force Officer, car collector and a culinary artist. The entire Durham County family sends condolences to his family at this time ...."
Williams was a graduate of Howard University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Additionally, he graduated with a Masters in Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
His long public administration career included positions as deputy city manager of economic development, public works, and utilities in Richmond, Virginia, and work as director of the Office of Economic Development and Employment in Oakland, California. Williams also served as chief architect and planner of the Soul City project.
Following his tenure at Durham County, Williams established the G H Williams Collaborative in Durham and managed and developed building projects in many areas of the country.