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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.

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2021

Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2021
During their first meeting of the year on Jan. 7, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners elected officers for 2021.   District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was elected to serve as chairman; District 1 Commissioner Molly Cooper was elected to serve as vice chairman; and District 2 Commissioner Alfred John 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.   For more information on the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, click here.

VIDEO: EMA Provides Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

VIDEO: EMA Provides Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
During the Jan. 7 Board of Commissioners meeting, EMA Director Chris Grimes provided an update and additional information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Forsyth County, including: • COVID-19 vaccine distribution is a function of Public Health. Their online appointments filled up quickly and their phone system has been overwhelmed. There is a lot of demand for the vaccine, so they ask for patience as they add capacity to their call center. • Forsyth County Government will be assisting Public Health by providing resources and personnel for additional vaccination locations. Once the locations have been identified, information will be shared on the County’s website ...

UPDATE: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Information

UPDATE: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Information
Beginning Jan. 11, adults 65 years of age and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine Current COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule (provided by Public Health). The following information regarding COVID-19 vaccines is provided by District Two Public Health. Georgia is currently in Phase 1-A of the COVID-19 Vaccine rollout. This includes the availability of vaccination to the following: -      Healthcare providers (hospital staff, public health clinical staff, EMS and other first responders, long term care facility staff and urgent care facility staff are examples of people who will be included in this phase)  Beginning Jan. 11, 2021: Adults 65 years of age and older, law enforcement and fire personnel will be eligible ...

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
The Forsyth County Animal Shelter explains how important their foster families are, a new County commissioner is sworn in and how you can recycle your Christmas tree!  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 ...

Tanner Named Forsyth County Manager

Tanner Named Forsyth County Manager
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners named Kevin Tanner as county manager at their meeting Dec. 22. Tanner, named on Dec. 8 as the sole finalist for the position, is slated to begin his new role with Forsyth County government Jan. 11, 2021.  Mr. Tanner brings over 30 years of public service experience, including five as Dawson County manager. Most recently, he was a four-term State Representative for District 9, which includes Lumpkin County as well as portions of Dawson and Forsyth counties. Tanner received his undergraduate degree from North Georgia College and State University and earned his Master of Public Administration ...

Polls Open Tuesday for the January 5 General Election & Special Election Runoff

Polls Open Tuesday for the January 5 General Election & Special Election Runoff
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, for the General Election & Special Election Runoff. Voters must go to their designated polling place to vote on Election Day. Several precinct and polling places have changed for the 2020 election cycle so please verify your Election Day polling place on the Secretary of State’s My Voter webpage prior to heading out to vote. For all in-person voting, remember to bring one of the six acceptable forms of photo identification. Please note there is no voting of any kind the Monday prior to any election. Voters are encouraged to review their Sample ...

Three Forsyth County Commissioners Sworn In

Three Forsyth County Commissioners Sworn In
Click here to view photos from the ceremonies. In a ceremony held Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Forsyth County Administration Building, the newest member of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners took his oath of office. Newly elected Forsyth County District 2 Commissioner Alfred John was sworn in during a ceremony by Forsyth County Probate Judge Woody Jordan. District 2 covers much of the southern portion of the county. John fills the post held by Dennis Brown who did not run for re-election. Laura Semanson was also sworn in on Dec. 29 for her second term as the District 5 commissioner. District 5 encompasses an eastern sweep of the ...

County Offices Closed for Christmas

County Offices Closed for Christmas
Forsyth County government offices, recreation centers, recycling convenience centers, animal shelter and Senior Services will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. 

Senior Services’ January Newsletter Now Available

Senior Services’ January Newsletter Now Available
Raise a mug to learning about the benefits of drinking tea, unite with other bookworms in a new book club and learn how to get organized for a successful new year – this and much more is offered for residents 50 and over by Forsyth County Senior Services! Visit the Forsyth County Senior Services page for more information on these and other fun stay at home games and classes or call (770) 781-2178.  

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    As trusted stewards of Forsyth County’s future, the elected officials and employees are dedicated to serving the community and to providing effective, professional public service with integrity and a commitment to excellence. 

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    Forsyth County is committed to providing and maintaining the most efficient, customer service-oriented county government possible. The county will be an innovative and strategic leader in providing essential and effective public services in a fiscally prudent and professional manner. By preserving and enhancing a high quality of life, Forsyth County will remain a healthy, safe and compelling place in which to live, work, recreate, visit and invest.