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Utility Commission


Beginning in the mid 1960's, City and County leaders began talking about consolidation of the two water and sewer systems. However, the consolidation was not approved until April 1976. Pursuant to General Statute (G. S.) 160A-462, and the agreement between Forsyth County and the City of Winston-Salem, the main goal of the Commission was to oversee the successful merger of the water and sewer systems and to make a unified system which was efficient in operation and costs. Today, that goal has not changed but has continued to focus on serving the needs of the customers, providing public accountability, maintaining sound professional management and to be proactive in planning for future needs.


The Commission consists of ten (10) members and a chairperson. Five (5) members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and five (5) by the City Council. No member can be appointed to more than two (2) terms of five years each. The chairperson is appointed jointly by the Mayor and Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for a term of two (2) years, and may be appointed to not more than five (5) terms. No member of the City Council or the County Commissioners may serve as chairperson or a member of the Utility Commission while actively serving as an elected official.

Currently Serving

Term Expires
Mr. L. Wesley W Curtis Jr.  6/30/2019
Mr. Harold E Day  6/30/2017
Mr. Thomas W Griffin  6/30/2016
Mr. Ron Hargrove Utilities Director 
Mr. Harold R Holmes  6/30/2017
Mr. Duane Long  6/30/2020
Mr. Paul S McGill  6/30/2018
Mr. David Neill Chairman6/30/2015
Mr. D. Chris Parker  6/30/2019
Mr. James M Ruffin  6/30/2020
Mr. Al H Seymour  6/30/2016
Mr. Gregory Turner Asst. City Manager 
Mr. Randall S Tuttle  6/30/2018


The CCUC meets the second Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in Room 230, City Hall.

Other Information

For additional information on the City/County Utility Commission click here.


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

The County Code is the official record of ordinances adopted by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners. By clicking on the link below, you will be able to access an online copy of the County Code.

Please note that when you click on this link, you will be leaving the Forsyth County website and entering a website owned and operated by Municipal Code Corporation, also known as “Municode.” The County Code displayed on the Municode site is updated annually and, therefore, may not contain recently approved ordinances.

View the Forsyth County Code

TV Broadcast Schedule

View our TV Broadcast on the Government Channel The Commissioner's meetings, held on Mondays, are broadcast live at 6:00 pm on WSTV 13 - The Government Channel. They are rebroadcast the following Tuesday at 9:00 AM and the following Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

The Commissioner's briefings, held on Thursdays, are broadcast live at 2:00 pm on WSTV 13 - The Government Channel. They are rebroadcast the same day at 6:00 pm.