Hello from the Director!

Paul Norby

The City-County Planning Board is a joint City-County agency responsible for planning for the physical development of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The Board is a citizen body appointed by both City and County governing bodies, and staffed by professional planners who carry out the day-to-day functions of the agency. Recommendations of the Board and staff concerning planning policies and development proposals are considered by the City Council and Board of County Commissioners.  

The work done by the Planning Board, its staff, and its closely associated boards and commissions impacts what our community will look and feel like in the future, and we seek to involve citizens, businesses, civic organizations and the development community in our processes. The adopted mission of the Planning Board is "to assert visionary leadership in comprehensive, creative planning for our urban and rural community, and responsible stewardship of the natural environment. We value a beautiful, livable, harmonious, and economically successful community."

We have a great amount of what we hope is helpful information for you on this website. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improvement, or need help with a question.

A. Paul Norby, FAICP
Planning & Development Services Director

Winston-Salem: A Study in Growth, Resilience, and Adaptability [pdf/5MB/4p], an article by Paul Norby


updated 1/5/2015

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