Center of the Region Enterprise


The mission of the Center of the Region, or "CORE," Work Group is to bring together elected officials and regional partners to:

  • share information about development, infrastructure, and green space plans and projects along the border between Wake and Durham Counties;
  • provide guidance to staff on the development, infrastructure, and green space issues; and
  • initiate projects, programs and agreements to address these issues.

CORE Work Group Full Overview


The CORE Work Group is a convenient opportunity for elected officials and senior planning staff to address issues of mutual interest and develop projects, programs, and agreements to address these issues.

CORE Members

The member jurisdictions of the CORE Work Group are the:

  • Town of Cary;
  • City of Durham;
  • Durham County;
  • Town of Morrisville;
  • City of Raleigh and;
  • Wake County

CORE Partners

Membership in the Work Group is distinct from participation in specific projects or agreements that might arise from Work Group discussions. Partner organizations that have participated in projects include the Research Triangle Foundation, the region’s two Metropolitan Planning Organizations, GoTriangle, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, and Chatham County.

The CORE Work Group Meetings are open to all interested members of the public. 


CORE Work Group

Meeting Datesort ascending Agenda File Minutes File
CORE Communities Work Group Meeting: May 2021 Fri, 05/14/2021 PDF icon Agenda (271.81 KB) PDF icon Minutes (245.47 KB)
CORE Communities Work Group Meeting: February 2021 Fri, 02/12/2021 PDF icon Agenda (263.33 KB) PDF icon Minutes (239.43 KB)
CORE Communities Work Group Meeting: November 2021 Fri, 11/13/2020 PDF icon Agenda (230.88 KB)

Upcoming Meetings

August 13, 2021

November 12, 2021



Lindsay Whitson

Community and Economic Development Program Manager