The seven-member Board of Commissioners is the governing body of Forsyth County. Partisan elections are held in November of even numbered years. The Board members serve four-year staggered terms. Each December, the Board elects its Chair and Vice Chair.
Six of the Commissioners are elected from two multi-member districts and one is elected at large. Four Commissioners are elected from District B and two from District A. View the District Map.
Beginning July 13, 2017, the regular meetings of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will be held on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Commissioners' Meeting Room on the fifth floor of The Forsyth County Government Center located at 201 N. Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina on the following dates: July 13, August 17, August 31, September 14, September 28, October 12, October 26, November 9, November 30, December 4, December 14, 2017. The meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. The meetings and briefings, held on Thursdays, are broadcast live at 2:00 pm on WSTV 13 - The Government Channel. They are rebroadcast on WSTV - The Government Channel the following Friday at 2:00 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm and Tuesday at 9:00 am. They are also rebroadcast on Spectrum Channel 2 the following Monday at 6:00 pm, Tuesday at 12:00 pm and Wednesday at 9:00 am.
The Board of Commissioners’ major responsibilities include adopting the annual County budget, setting the County property tax rate, establishing County policies and acting on zoning and other land use matters. The Board also appoints members of numerous citizen boards, committees and commissions.