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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19:  Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccination appointments for April 19 and 20 are available. Please click here for more information, including information in multiple languages.

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Georgia is open for everyone 16 years of age and older. For more information on vaccines, including a vaccine locator, click here. 

At the present time, all Forsyth County Boards and Commissioners are meeting live and in-person, but with both remote viewing and (in the case of public hearings or public comment) remote participation opportunities. Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan Visits Forsyth County Vaccination Site

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan Visits Forsyth County Vaccination Site
Lt. Gov. recognizes partnerships and volunteers that help administer vaccines Forsyth County staff, Northside Hospital Forsyth staff and volunteers received a personal thank you from Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan for their efforts in administering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible residents during his visit to one of the County’s vaccination sites. “The vaccination events held in Forsyth County have been a wonderful example of how multiple government agencies and local partners can work together to achieve a common goal,” said Lt. Gov. Duncan. “I want to thank all involved for their dedication and hard work to help administer these vaccines to residents.” As ...

Barry Lucas Named Interim Water & Sewer Department Director

Barry Lucas Named Interim Water & Sewer Department Director
County Manager Kevin Tanner appointed Barry Lucas to serve as interim Water and Sewer Department director effective Feb. 3, following the retirement of Director Tim Perkins. Perkins retired Feb. 2, after a 33-year career with Forsyth County government.   Lucas previously served as Deputy Director for the Forsyth County Water & Sewer Department since 2002. In that role, he was responsible for managing all engineering related activities for the department, including master planning, project planning, project management and construction of all capital improvement projects. Lucas also has managed several programs including development review, the sewer flow monitoring program, easement and property acquisition among others.    Lucas began his service with Forsyth County in ...

UPDATE: February 3 Tornado Drill Siren Test Postponed

UPDATE: February 3 Tornado Drill Siren Test Postponed
Feb. 3, 2021 12:00 p.m. During the tornado drill scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, as a part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, there was a software error that prevented the County’s outdoor severe weather sirens from sounding. Forsyth County EMA has engaged the siren manufacturer and engineers directly and are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Another siren test will be conducted at a later date. Please note the tornado drill will only be conducted in the event of good weather, to avoid any confusion. For a list of siren locations, visit the EMA department web page at ...

Appointments Are Full: Forsyth County to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in February

Appointments Are Full: Forsyth County to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines in February
Pfizer vaccines will be administered over four days at two locations All appointments for dates/times below are full.   Additional vaccination events may become available pending future vaccine availability. Information on future appointments will be shared on the County’s website and social media channels. Forsyth County, in partnership with Northside Hospital Forsyth and other community partners, will be administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination to eligible residents, by appointment only, Feb. 4, 8, 9 and 10.   Currently, residents that qualify for Group 1A+ (healthcare workers, long-term care facility staff/residents, adults 65+ and their caregivers, and law enforcement personnel) are eligible to make an appointment at the following locations/dates and times (all are booked):   -        Thursday and ...

The County Spotlight: Water & Sewer Director (Retired) Tim Perkins

The County Spotlight: Water & Sewer Director (Retired) Tim Perkins
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Water & Sewer Department Director Tim Perkins about his role with Forsyth County government and his final day with Forsyth County on Tuesday, Feb. 3. All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter

VIDEO: Watch the New Episode of ‘Your Forsyth’ and Read the Monthly Newsletter
Forsyth County administers COVID-19 vaccines, Kevin Tanner begins his new position as County Manager and learn how to file for a homestead tax exemption. We cover these topics and more in this month’s episode of ‘Your Forsyth,’ a monthly short-segment video series and newsletter recapping Forsyth County government highlights from the previous month. To read the monthly newsletter, click here. 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 the county government’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/ForsythCountyGovernment – and TV Forsyth On Demand at forsythco.com. 

The County Spotlight: County Manager Kevin Tanner

The County Spotlight: County Manager Kevin Tanner
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with County Manager Kevin Tanner about his role with Forsyth County government. All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

Residents Encouraged to Participate In Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Residents Encouraged to Participate In  Severe Weather Preparedness Week
Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs Feb. 1 through 5 The Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the National Weather Service, is encouraging all residents to participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Feb. 1-5, to prepare for the possibility of a disaster. “Spring brings threats of high winds, hail, lightning and severe weather,” said EMA Director Chris Grimes. “Having a plan in place before any emergency, such as a tornado or severe weather, is key and we hope that residents will take this time to create or update their family ...

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