City Council

City Council Meetings

Monthly Meeting Dates

  • First Monday of the month
  • Third Monday of the month

Time & Location of Council Meetings:

  • 6 p.m.
  • City Hall Council Chamber
    101 North Main Street
    Room 230
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Council Committee Meetings

Location of all Committee Meetings:

City Hall Council Chamber
101 North Main Street
Room 230
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

All City Council and Council Committee meetings are open to the public.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

City Council chamber

Winston-Salem Council Members

Public Comment Period During City Council Meetings

The public comment period will be during the City Council Meeting on the third Monday of the month and will be 30 minutes long.

To sign up to speak during this period, see the City Clerk in the lobby outside of Council Chambers from 5:30 to 5:55 p.m. on meeting night.

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.

See the Citizen's Guide to Evidentiary Hearings before Council (PDF).


See information about the Mayor's Office.