Beginning in the mid 1960's, City and County leaders began talking about consolidation of the two water and sewer systems. However, the consolidation was not approved until April 1976. Pursuant to General Statute (G. S.) 160A-462, and the agreement between Forsyth County and the City of Winston-Salem, the main goal of the Commission was to oversee the successful merger of the water and sewer systems and to make a unified system which was efficient in operation and costs. Today, that goal has not changed but has continued to focus on serving the needs of the customers, providing public accountability, maintaining sound professional management and to be proactive in planning for future needs.
The Commission consists of ten (10) members and a chairperson. Five (5) members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and five (5) by the City Council. No member can be appointed to more than two (2) terms of five years each. The chairperson is appointed jointly by the Mayor and Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for a term of two (2) years, and may be appointed to not more than five (5) terms. No member of the City Council or the County Commissioners may serve as chairperson or a member of the Utility Commission while actively serving as an elected official.
The CCUC meets the second Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in Room 230, City Hall.
The following appointments are open for applicants:
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