The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has announced a work session for Thursday, April 7, at 3 p.m.

The purpose is to take care of a whole lot of business now facing the county as the commissioners begin crafting the 2022-2023 Guilford County budget – which will total well north of a half a billion dollars.

The meeting will be in the Blue Room on the first floor of the Old County Court House in downtown Greensboro.  It will take place immediately before the commissioners’ regular Thursday, April 7 meeting – which will involve a whole other set of issues.  So the commissioners might have a very long day Thursday.

The purposes of the newly scheduled work session are as follows:

  • Receive an update on the March 2022 sale of “two-thirds” bonds – bonds the county issued and sold without voter approval. The money from those bonds is being used to pay for several major construction projects including a new Guilford County Sheriff’s Department headquarters.
  • Discuss plans for the Tuesday, May 17, school bond referendum. The majority of commissioners are hoping the $1.7 billion referendum passes in order to give the board an easy way to provide a lot more money for the school system.
  • Review the county’s building plans
  • Discuss the Board’s budget goals for the upcoming fiscal year
  • Receive an update on the county’s broadband study
  • Conduct any other necessary business

The meeting room will be open for in-person citizen participation, but there will also be a virtual viewing option using Zoom. To use the virtual option, use a computer, tablet or smartphone to visit and follow the instructions.

If you want to use your phone to listen to the meeting, then, after registering at the site and joining the webinar, choose “Use Telephone” and call (669) 254-5252 on your phone.  Enter the webinar ID 160 9512656 if you’re asked for an ID number.

The meeting will also be livestreamed on Guilford County’s Facebook page.

The agenda and other meeting materials may be found before the meeting at

You can also contact Deputy Clerk Ariane Webb at with any questions.