North Ward: Denise D. Adams, Mayor Pro Tempore

  1. Council Member - Denise D. Adams
  2. About the North Ward
  3. Meeting Information

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Denise D. Adams, Mayor Pro Tempore
Democrat, North Ward
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3661 Marlowe Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Phone: 336-757-0036 (home)

About Denise D. Adams

Denise D. Adams has been a Council Member since 2009.

Message from Your Council Member

As your Council Member, I will voice your concerns and opinions as well as advocate for the well-being of citizens of the North Ward and the City of Winston-Salem. Therefore, I would like to hear from you so that I can better serve our community.

Profession / Vocation

  • Quality Engineer for Johnson Controls, Inc. - Power Solutions, 1997 to 2013

Professional & Community Associations

  • Mayor Pro Tempore
  • Vice Chair of the Finance Committee
  • Chair of the Community Development/Housing/General Government Committee
  • Board Member of the North Carolina Black Elected Municipal Officials
  • Board Member of the National League of Cities
  • Member of National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
  • Board Member of the Winston-Salem Urban Area MPO Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Board Member of the First Tee of the Triad
  • Board Member of the Forsyth County Community Garden Advisory Board
  • Board City of Winston-Salem Risk Acceptance Management Corporation
  • Former Board Member of the North Carolina League of Municipalities
  • 2012 Graduate of Leadership North Carolina
  • United Way - Health Allocations Panel 2009, Women’s Leadership Council
  • Member of the University Area Neighborhood Association, Secretary
  • Selected by the State Executive Committee of the N.C. Democratic Party -  one of five members to serve on the Democratic National Committee
  • Ralph R. Morgan Auxiliary, American Legion Post 220
  • Smart Start Allocations Panel - 2008 to 2009
  • Life Member of Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Member of the YMCA
  • Formerly served on the Boards:
    • Housing Authority of Winston-Salem, Urban League, Step One and East Winston Community Development Corporation
    • SciWorks
    • Fellow of the Institute of Political Leadership 1990
    • Arts Council
    • Delta Fine Arts
    • United Way Women’s Leadership Circle
    • Winston-Salem (WS) Sustainability Commission
    • U-Fit 2 Health and Wellness
    • East Winston Community Development Corporation and the Urban League


  • East Forsyth Senior High School, Kernersville, NC, 1972
  • B.A. Degree from Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD - Speech Communication, 1976


  • Member of Emmanuel Baptist Church
  • Lifetime Alumnae member of Morgan State University
  • Golden Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Working out
  • Detroit Hustle Line Dancing