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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.

The County Spotlight: Stephanie Holbrook

The County Spotlight: Stephanie Holbrook
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Procurement Agent II Stephanie Holbrook about her 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.

The County Spotlight: Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Grimes

The County Spotlight: Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Grimes
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with EMA Director Chris Grimes about his role with Forsyth County government and his role with the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Forsyth County hosts COVID-19 Vaccination Events

VIDEO: Forsyth County hosts COVID-19 Vaccination Events
Forsyth County held two COVID-19 vaccination events this week, with two more completely booked, appointment-based events set for next week. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognized the need to increase the opportunity for residents to receive COVID-19 vaccines. County departments worked together to organize the events.  “Our Emergency Management Director Chris Grimes pulled together resources from the County’s Information Systems & Technologies, Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office, as well our partners at Northside Hospital and Public Health, to make these appointments available,” said County Manager Kevin Tanner. “We also greatly appreciate the two organizations from our faith community who are allowing us to use their facilities.” Photos from ...

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.

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 ...

Forsyth County Declares Local State of Emergency Following Tropical Storm Zeta

Forsyth County Declares Local State of Emergency Following Tropical Storm Zeta
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairman Laura Semanson signed a declaration of a local state of emergency Thursday, Oct. 29. To view the declaration, click here. “The high winds and heavy rain from Tropical Storm Zeta during the early morning hours today have downed trees, created power outages, and impacted property and roadways in our community,” said Semanson. “This declaration allows the County to activate our Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), providing for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Forsyth County.” The activation of the EOP, which is managed by the Emergency Management Director, allows the County to take specific, timely actions to facilitate storm ...

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium on Developments Zoned Res6, Res4 and R3

Public Hearing Regarding Extension of Moratorium on Developments Zoned Res6, Res4 and R3
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider the possible ratification, adoption and/or extension, until December 4, 2020, of an existing moratorium on the acceptance of applications for multifamily and single family attached developments on properties zoned Res6, Res4 and R3. The public hearing will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Suite 220, of the Forsyth County Administration Building (110 East Main Street). All Forsyth County residents and any other affected and/or interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend. In addition, as a result of continued coronavirus restrictions, participation in the public hearings will ...

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