Sylvia S. Kerckhoff

Title: Mayor (Retired)
Company: City of Durham
Location: Durham, NC United States



  • Governors Transit 2000 Commission, North Carolina (member, 1996)
  • League of Women Voters, Durham (chair of finance, 1960-1970) (co-chair Youth Coordinating Board, 1998)
  • League of Women Voters, North Carolina (vice president, 1967-1969)
  • North Carolina League Municipalities, Transportation, Communications and Public Safety (Chair, 1996-1997)
  • United Way Durham Region (president, vice president, board of directors 1998-2000)
  • United Way of the Greater Triangle (board of directors, co-chair, Durham Cultural Master Plan, 2002)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2018)
  • Civic Award, Durham Chamber of Commerce, Durham, NC (2015)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (1999-2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2009)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2000)
  • Inductee, DeVilbiss High School Hall of Fame, Toledo, OH (1998)
  • Recipient, Leadership Award, School of Medicine, Duke University (1995)
  • Recipient, Service Award, Women’s Commission, Durham County, NC (1993)
  • Recipient, Community Leadership in Arts Award, Durham Arts Council (1991)

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