Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners

The Board

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.

Board Meetings

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 are also televised live on Cable Channel 13 and rerun twice on a regular schedule.

The Commissioners also hold briefing sessions every Thursday afternoon at 2:00 PM in the County Commissioners Meeting Room. These meetings are also open to the public and televised live and rerun twice on a regular schedule. These meetings are intended to provide detailed information to the Board Members regarding future agenda items and to provide other important information relating to County operations. These are not official meetings of the Board and no formal action is taken on any subject.

Board Duties

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.

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