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John “Jack” P. Bond, III Papers

Title: John “Jack” P. Bond, III papers
Inclusive Dates: 1984-1991
Extent of Materials: 1 flat box, 1 Hollinger box, scrapbook 15 3/4″ x 11 3/4″
Location: Cabinet 20
Date of Accession: 2011
Donor: Carol Bond
Processor: Cale McCammon
Subject Headings: Durham (N.C.) — Politics and government.
Scrapbooks — North Carolina — Durham.
Scope and Content: The collection contains a scrapbook and loose materials concerning Jack Bond’s time as Durham’s county manager from 1984-1991.  Titled “Jack Bond Comes to Durham,” the scrapbook tells the story of Bond’s experiences as county manager and his relationship with his staff through text and photographs.  The photographs show various administrators with whom Bond worked, award functions, and administrative proceedings.  The loose materials include letters congratulating Bond on his appointment as deputy mayor of Washington, D.C., his confirmation statement, newspaper articles regarding his position, and the confirmation lettter from the Council of the District of Columbia, all dating 1990-1991.  In addition, the collection contains the Summer 1998 issue of The Forum (vol. 4 no. 3), a quarterly newsletter published by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, in which it is described how Bond was awarded “Black Public Administrator of the Year” and was elected as the first vice president of NFBPA.
Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Biographical / Historical Note: Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Jack Bond became Durham County’s first African American county manager in 1985, after serving as assistant city manager in Miami, Florida, and Petersburg, Virginia, as well as deputy manager of Hillsborough County, Florida, in 1984.  While in Durham, he worked on land use planning to address growth issues, hired a county engineer, managed the first comprehensive bond issue to address capital improvements, initiated a merit pay and classification system, increased financial accountability, and consolidated certain city and county departments.  His service and his commitment to hiring and training minorities and women led him to be named “Black Public Administrator of the Year” in 1988 by the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.  In 1991, Bond moved to Washington, D.C., to serve as city administrator and deputy mayor of operations.
Condition Notes: Some pages of the scrapbook are loose.
Container List: Box 1
1. Jack Bond Comes to Durham Scrapbook, 1984-1991
Box 2
1. The Forum, vol. 4, no. 3, Summer 1988
2. Congratulatory Letters and Articles, 1990-1991
3. Confirmation Statement and Letter of Appointment