Community & Economic Development

Community Initiatives

We support community projects and initiatives that align with the mission of our department.

Applications for ForsythRides are currently closed and will reopen on September 2nd.

ForsythRides is Forsyth County’s employment transportation program. Rides must originiate in Forysth County and have a maximum distance of 35 miles.

Participants can receive transportation services for up to three months at a time, during which, if they would like, participants will be connected to community resources to address self-identified obstacles to their own reliable transportation.

Space is limited and applications will re-open every three months.


Please include both addresses as destinations and when writing days and times, please indicate which destination is when and Support Systems will confirm when scheduling. Only one response is necessary
Children can be transported to childcare if it is on the way to a parent’s ride to work or training. Parents must provide and install any required car seats and be present the entire time the child is in the vehicle.
Rides must originate in Forsyth County and be within 35 miles of origin address
Thank you! Applications are currently closed and our staff will contact you when they reopen in September.
Highway 65 Waterline Project

Forsyth County Community & Economic Development (CED) Department is working with a community just east of Rural Hall, along Highway 65, to secure grant funding for the extension of public water to that area. If awarded, the Community Development Block Grant funding would provide up to $2 million for the project which would include the installation of the water main along Highway 65 and the cost of connection for low-to-moderate income homeowners.

Forsyth County CED staff is working with the community throughout August and September to develop the application including the completion of required community surveys and getting residential wells tested.

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Kyle Haney

Community & Economic Development Director
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Andrea Sheetz

Workforce Development Analyst

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Forsyth County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, familial status, physical handicap or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services or activities.

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Community & Economic Development

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    Fifth Floor
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Phone: 336 703 2684
  • Fax: 336 727 8580
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