Winston-Salem City Council Members and Wards

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Winston-Salem City Council members and ward map

Find Your Ward: Use the small map above for general guidance, and open a large street map [pdf/7.8mb] if you need greater detail.

Council Member Listing by Ward

Open the ward pages to get full contact information, and open the council member pages to get their biographies.

Ward Council Member Email Address
East Annette Scippio
North Denise D. Adams
Northeast Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore
Northwest Jeff MacIntosh
South John C. Larson
Southeast James Taylor, Jr.
Southwest Dan Besse
West Robert C. Clark

Community Assistance Liaisons: See Office of Community Assistance.

Mayor: Allen Joines biography | Mayor's Office home page

Winston-Salem city sealCouncil Meeting Times, Agendas & Video

Council Committees

All committees meet the 2nd Monday or Tuesday of each month in City Hall, Room 239. Open the committee link for exact times.

Watch archived videos of committee meetings on our YouTube channel. | Learn more about WSTV.

Public Comment Period During City Council Meetings

  • The public comment period is 30 minutes long.
  • To sign up to speak during this period, see the City Secretary in the lobby outside of Council Chambers from 6:30 - 6:55 p.m. on meeting night, or call 336-727-2224 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Persons addressing City Council are asked to limit their comments to 3 minutes.

About Winston-Salem City Council

The governing body for the City of Winston-Salem is an eight-member City Council. Voters go to the polls every four years in November to elect the Mayor and Council. The Mayor is elected at large and council members are elected by citizens in each of the eight wards within the city.

The City Council is responsible for adopting and providing for all ordinances, rules and regulations as necessary for the general welfare of the city. It approves the city budget and sets property taxes and user fees. The Council appoints the City Manager and City Attorney and approves appointments to City boards and commissions.

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Latest News

Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019
City Council - Aug. 9, 2019 City Council Member Denise D. Adams today released the following statement about the shooti...
Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Winston-Salem Council Member Denise D. Adams has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Finance, Administ...
Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Office of the City Manager - Nov. 12, 2015 City Manager Lee Garrity today announced the appointment of Tom Kureczka as the c...
Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014
The City of Winston-Salem recently adopted new regulations for transmission towers (cell towers).  These regulations req...

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