Walter Marshall

Walter Marshall 3246 Kittering Lane
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Home: (336) 723-0852
Office: (336) 529-0094
FAX: (336) 721-1459

Initially Elected:
February, 1997

Term Expires:
December, 2018


  • Forsyth County Commissioner
  • Retired Teacher


  • 1996 - Certificate in Exceptional Children's Education, A&T State Univ.
  • 1980 - Certificate in Exceptional Children's Education, Greensboro College
  • 1978 - Masters Degree in Intermediate Education, A&T State University
  • 1969 - Studied Language - UNC Chapel Hill
  • 1965 - Bachelor of Science Degree in Health & Physical Education, WSSU

Community Service

  • 2008 - Vice-President, N.C. Association of Black County Commissioners
  • 2008 - Vice-Chair, NACO Air Quality Steering Committee
  • 2007 - N.C. Assn. of County Commissioners Community Development Task Force
  • 2007 - N.C. Assn. of County Commissioners Education Committee
  • 2007 - N.C. Assn. of County Commissioners Environmental Committee
  • 2007 - N.C. Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program Regional Steering Committee
  • 2007 - National Assn. of Counties Environmental Energy and Land Use Steering Committee
  • 2003 - Forsyth County Democratic Men
  • 2000 - Member of Winston-Salem Roundtable/Member of Winston-Salem Branch NAACP
  • 1989 - Chairman, NAACP Education Committee
  • 1988 - President, NAACP - Winston-Salem Branch
  • 1988 - Led NAACP to file suit against Forsyth County Commissioners and the WSFC School Board which resulted in the formation of District Elections for both boards
  • 1984 - Jesse Jackson Delegate to National Democratic Convention
  • 1981 - State Democratic Executive Committee Member

Awards and Honors

  • 2003 - Chairman, NCACC Education Committee / Member of NACO Environmental Energy and Land Use Steering Committee
  • 2001 - NC Legislative Black Caucus Community Leadership Award
  • 1998 - Selected to fill the unexpired term of Mazie Woodruff on the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners: Member of Six Committees: TAC, Piedmont Council of Government (Committee Chairman), Dept. of Social Services
  • 1997 - Elected as the first African-American man to serve on the Forsyth County Board of Commmissioners, District A
  • 1996 - Who's Who in American Education
  • 1992 - Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, Chairman of Policy Committee
  • 1990 - Distinguished Alumni Award from National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
  • 1990 - NAACP Charles McLean Award for Forsyth County Branch NAACP
  • 1989 - National Association of Education Human Relations Award
  • 1986 - Winston-Salem Chronicle's "Man of the Year" Award


  • Married to Paulette Gwyn Marshall
  • 2 adult children: Krista and Malcolm
  • 3 grandchildren: Ashanti, Ahmani, Khouri


  • Member - Emmanual Baptist Church


Like Hubert Humphrey, I too believe that "the moral test of government is measured by the way it treats those at the Dawn of Life, the children, the Shadows of Life, the poor and needy, and the Twilight of Life, the Aging."

As a Commissioner, my major focus has always been on using the County's scarce resources to protect the common good of all our citizens in Forsyth County.


District Map

District Map

District A
Everette Witherspoon - Term Expires: Dec. 2018
Walter Marshall - Term Expires: Dec. 2018
District B
Richard V. Linville - Term Expires: Dec. 2016
Don Martin - Term Expires: Dec. 2018
David R. Plyler - Term Expires: Dec. 2016
Gloria D. Whisenhunt - Term Expires: Dec. 2016
At Large
Ted Kaplan - Term Expires: Dec. 2018

Forsyth County Code

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TV Broadcast Schedule

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