Forsyth County Manager, J. Dudley Watts, Jr., has announced that the Community Hygiene Section of the Public Health Department and the Environmental Affairs Department will be consolidated into a single operating unit of the County and that William M. Barnette has been selected as Manager of the Department effective September 26, 2011.
Mr. Barnette has been an Environmental Health Supervisor in the Public Health Department for the last 6 years, and preceding that he was an Environmental Health Specialist with Forsyth County for 18 years. He has been proudly serving the citizens of Forsyth County for a total of 24 years.
Mr. Barnette is a graduate of McDowell High School in Marion, NC, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.
He is married to Elizabeth Baird Barnette and has one daughter, Heather, and a son-in law, Graham.