Board of Commissioners
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
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.
The Board of Commissioners holds two
business meetings each month on the 2nd and 4th Mondays. The meetings are
held in the County Commissioners Meeting Room on the fifth floor of the Forsyth
County Government Center. The Government Center is located at 201 N. Chestnut St.
in Winston-Salem, NC. 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.
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.
Forsyth County Code
The County Code is the official record of ordinances adopted by the Forsyth County
Board of Commissioners. By clicking on the link below, you will be able to access
an online copy of the County Code.
Please note that when you click on this link, you will be leaving the Forsyth County
website and entering a website owned and operated by Municipal Code Corporation,
also known as “Municode.” The County Code displayed on the Municode site is updated
annually and, therefore, may not contain recently approved ordinances.
View the Forsyth County Code
TV Broadcast Schedule
The Commissioner's meetings, held on Mondays, are broadcast live at 6:00 pm on WSTV
13 - The Government Channel. They are rebroadcast the following Tuesday at 9:00
AM and the following Wednesday at 9:00 pm.
The Commissioner's briefings, held on Thursdays, are broadcast live at 2:00 pm on
WSTV 13 - The Government Channel. They are rebroadcast the same day at 6:00 pm.