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Board of Health


The Forsyth County Board of Health is the governing body for Forsyth County Department of Public Health. State law mandates that there be a local Board of Health for every county or local health district. The Board of Health is the appointing authority for the Local Health Director and oversees the Health Director in his/her role as executive director of the Health Department. The Board of Health has the authority to adopt local rules which address health issues and which are enforced by the Health Director and staff of the Health Department.


Membership of the Board of Health is also prescribed by state law. The Board is composed of 11 members including: a physician, a dentist, an optometrist, a veterinarian, a registered nurse, a pharmacist, an engineer, a county commissioner, and three representatives of the general public. The members are appointed by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, and may serve a maximum of three consecutive three-year terms.


The Forsyth County Board of Health meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Health Department, 799 N. Highland Ave., Winston-Salem, NC. The meetings are open to the public.

Open Appointments

The following appointments are open for applicants:

Capacity and Additional Information
Deadline to Apply
Apply Online General Public; Two (2) Appointments, Three-Year Terms, Expiring April 2019 5/4/2016 5:00:00 PM

District Map

District Map

District A
Everette Witherspoon - Term Expires: Dec. 2018
Walter Marshall - Term Expires: Dec. 2018
District B
Richard V. Linville - Term Expires: Dec. 2016
Don Martin - Term Expires: Dec. 2018
David R. Plyler - Term Expires: Dec. 2016
Gloria D. Whisenhunt - Term Expires: Dec. 2016
At Large
Ted Kaplan - Term Expires: Dec. 2018

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

View our TV Broadcast on the Government Channel 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.