- By Ashleigh Matthews
- Posted Thursday, March 2, 2023
VOLUNTEERS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
To learn more about volunteer boards and commissions, please visit the boards and commissions website.
ADULT CARE HOME COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee is part of an advocacy network to help promote and protect the rights of long term-care residents. Committee members visit facilities, interact with residents, and advocate for quality care in the homes. The committee is also involved in issues advocacy, public education, and the promotion of community involvement within long term care facilities. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County. Members are appointed by County Commissioners for an initial one-year term and can be reappointed for a three-year term.
Seven Administrators' Slot
ANIMAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD
The Animal Control Advisory Board is an eleven-member board appointed by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners pursuant to identified interest categories. The Advisory Board makes recommendations on animal control codes, policies and programs related to animals. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County and be willing to serve a two-year term.
One Acting Chairman/President of the Forsyth County Veterinarian Association
COMMUNITY APPEARANCE COMMISSION, WINSTON-SALEM/FORSYTH COUNTY
The Community Appearance Commission of Winston-Salem& Forsyth County primary goals are to advise the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Winston-Salem City Council about appearance-related issues and to positively influence public and private development. Major projects of the Community Appearance Commission (CAC)include the bi-annual Community Appearance Awards program, the annual Community Roots tree planting program, review of County and City-funded public facility construction projects from an appearance perspective, and advocacy of various other ordinances, public initiatives and measures to improve the attractiveness of the community. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County and be willing to serve a three-year term.
Two Special Experience or Education in Design
COMMUNITY CHILD PROTECTION TEAM/CHILD FATALITY PREVENTION TEAM
The Community Child Protection Team/Child Fatality Prevention Team promotes the development of a community-wide approach to the problems of child abuse and neglect and seeks ways to protect children from preventable deaths. To accomplish this mission, the team reviews selected cases that are being serviced by child protective services and cases in which a child had died of suspected abuse or neglect. Annual recommendations are presented to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners regarding any system improvements or needed resources where deficiencies may exist. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County and be willing to serve a three-year term.
One Parent of a Child who Died Before the Age of 18
One DSS/CPS Parent Advocate
EQUALIZATION & REVIEW BOARD
The Equalization and Review Board has the duty to review the tax lists for the current year, change the listing or appraisal of property as necessary in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes, and to hear appeals brought by property owners regarding assessed values, exemptions and deferments.
FORSYTH COUNTY AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARD
The Forsyth County Agricultural Advisory Board promotes agricultural values and the general welfare of the county, increase identity and pride in the agricultural community and its way of life, increase protection from nuisance suits, encourage the economic and financial health of agriculture, and increase protection from non-farm development and other negative impacts on properly managed farms.
One Actively Engaged in Farming in Forsyth County
FORSYTH COUNTY HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE BLOCK GRANT ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Council advises the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners on the needs, funding for services, priorities, resources, long-range planning, and other issues, which affect services to the elderly. The Council monitors the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery for service providers and advising the Board of County Commissioners on recommended budget adjustments for these services through The County Funding Plan.
INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES AND POLLUTION CONTROL FINANCING AUTHORITY
The Industrial Facilities/Pollution Control Financing Authority aids in the financing of industrial and manufacturing for the purpose of alleviating unemployment or raising below average manufacturing wages by financing facilities that provide job opportunities or provide better wages than those prevalent in the area.
NURSING HOME COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, FORSYTH COUNTY?
The Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee is part of an advocacy network to help promote and protect the rights of long term-care residents. The Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee was established by North Carolina General Statute to be a volunteer, grassroots advocate for residents in nursing homes. Committee members visit facilities, interact with residents, and advocate for quality care in the homes. The committee is also involved in issues advocacy, public education, and the promotion of community involvement within long term care facilities.
Four Administrators' Slot
PLANNING BOARD (CITY/COUNTY)
The Planning Board conducts public hearings on proposed changes to the Official Zoning Map and proposed amendments to the Unified Development Ordinances. In addition to these advisory functions, the Planning Board acts as a final decision-making board in regard to subdivision of land, approval of certain types of site plans, and certification of areas as blighted for redevelopment projects.
One County Resident Living Outside of the City of Winston-Salem
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, FORSYTH COUNTY
The Forsyth County Zoning Board of Adjustment is governed by the Forsyth County zoning ordinance known as the Unified Development Ordinance (“UDO”) and by state statutes. The Board has three main functions: 1) consideration of applications for special use permits; 2) consideration of applications for variances; and 3) rendering decisions on appeals of interpretations of the UDO and appeals of the decisions of the Historic Resources Commission and County Housing Administrator. Most of the Special Use Permit applications are to place manufactured homes in residential zoning districts. Variances are requests for exceptions to the zoning ordinance, such as placing a building closer to the street than the required front yard setback. Members serve three-year terms.
One Alternate Member