Email Addresses for City Council Members


vivianb@cityofws.org Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore                                 
denisea@cityofws.org Denise D. Adams
danbesse@danbesse.org Dan Besse
robertc@cityofws.org Robert C. Clark 
John.Larson@cityofws.org
John Larson
jeffm@cityofws.org Jeff MacIntosh
derwinm@cityofws.org Derwin L. Montgomery
jamestjr@cityofws.org James Taylor, Jr. 
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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.

Latest News

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...
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014
The American Planning Association recently honored the City-County Planning Board with the Daniel Burnham Award for a Compreh...

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City Council Meetings are on the first and third Mondays of each month (except when holiday) 7:00 p.m. in City Hall, Room 230, at 7:00 p.m. City Council meetings are open to the public.

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Meetings are also broadcast live and repeated on WSTV 13, the city’s television station on TimeWarner Cable, channel 13. 

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Agendas and Minutes are posted in the Public Meetings section of this web site. 

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