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Forsyth County Adds Twitter Account

Forsyth County Adds Twitter Account
Forsyth County government is now on Twitter providing the county an additional way to send out communications and updates regarding Forsyth County government news, programs and activities.   “Twitter is the first of several planned additions to Forsyth County communications outlets in 2019,” said Director of Communications Karen Shields. “The county is excited to provide an additional platform for residents, businesses and others to engage with Forsyth County government and stay informed about what is happening in our community. We invite everyone to follow us on Twitter @forsythcogov and on Facebook @ForsythCountyGovernment to stay informed of the latest news from the ...

UPDATE: Full Report Available - Results of Water Sample Tests Collected from Northcove Development

UPDATE: Full Report Available - Results of Water Sample Tests Collected from Northcove Development
UPDATE: January 17, 2019 - The full report has been received and is available on the Engineering Department Stormwater Division page. At the Jan. 8 Board of Commissioners work session, the board heard a presentation on the county’s ability to conduct water quality testing, as part of the EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations and in alignment with Forsyth County’s Stormwater Management Program (SWMP). The SWMP is designed to prevent harmful pollutants from being discharged into local waterways. Immediately following this work session, County Manager Eric Johnson authorized staff to request the county’s water quality consultant to collect a ...

Head to be Sworn In as Fire Chief

Head to be Sworn In as Fire Chief
Interim Fire Chief Barry Head will be sworn in as Forsyth County’s fourth fire chief during a ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 17. Head has been serving as interim fire chief since being appointed to the position by County Manager Eric Johnson on Oct. 17, 2018 following the retirement of Chief Danny Bowman. “During his time as interim chief, Barry Head has shown that he will make an excellent Fire Chief going forward. He brings the operational experience and leadership qualities that are important for someone in this role,” said County Manager Eric Johnson. “The Forsyth County Fire Department has very ...

Registration Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy

Registration Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy
Free hands-on program educates residents about fire services Now in its sixth year, the 10-week Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy offers participants an inside look at the profession of firefighting. Forsyth County residents interested in participating are invited to register for the upcoming program.  “The academy is truly a unique chance for citizens to get a behind-the-scenes look at their fire department and the services that we provide to protect them each day,” said Interim Fire Chief Barry Head. “Not only will participants get a hands-on learning experience, but they also will get to interact with first responders.” The Citizens’ ...

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’

Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’
A new county commissioner is sworn in to office, a new mobile app gives residents more data access than ever before and the fire department provides citizens a hands-on training academy!  We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month.  . Watch the new episode now from the TV Forsyth On Demand section of the county website. Your Forsyth airs all month long on TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and TV Forsyth Live at forsythco.com). The program is also available to watch anytime on ...

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects

Update on Transportation Improvement Projects
Forsyth County is continually working to improve our roads – click here to view a status update on the many transportation projects underway!   Be sure to check out the interactive transportation projects map at www.forsythco.com/transportation where you can always find updated details on county transportation projects including road widenings, intersection improvements and more.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2019

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2019
During their first meeting of the year on January 4, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners elected officers for 2019. District 5 Commissioner Laura Semanson was elected to serve as chairman; District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was elected to serve as vice chairman; and District 2 Commissioner Dennis Brown will serve as secretary. The Board of Commissioners is made up of five members, each living in a specific district and elected by their district to serve four-year terms. Each year in January, the five members elect officers for the coming year.

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