A lot of people slowly ease back into work in the first week of the New Year after all the holiday parties and celebrations.

However, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners is jumping in deep water right away and addressing difficult matters such as non-profit funding policies, major construction projects, funding for Guilford County Schools construction and repair, and addressing the county’s record when it comes to using minority businesses for goods and services.

The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a three-hour work session for Thursday, Jan. 5, at 2:30 p.m. in the McAdoo Conference Room on the third floor of the Truist Building at 201 W. Market St. in downtown Greensboro.

The official stated purpose of the work session is to “review and consider changes to the County’s Community-Based Organizations policy; receive an update on the Law Enforcement Administration Center; discuss Guilford County Schools’ project ordinance requests; receive updates on the MWBE disparity study and Guilford County Fire Academy contracts; and conduct any other necessary business.”

The work session will be followed immediately by the commissioners’ regular meeting at 5:30 on the second floor of the Old Guilford County Court House right next door to the Truist Building.

At the regular evening meeting, the commissioners will deal with a host of other issues.

The two Thursday meetings come one day after the commissioners meet with a Guilford County Schools committee that’s overseeing construction projects for the schools.

The commissioners’ multipurpose Thursday afternoon work session can be viewed online using Zoom by visiting https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1614449927 and completing the webinar registration.

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

Copies of the work session agenda will be available for review at some point prior to the meeting – probably close to the start time – at https://guilford.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

You can contact Guilford County Deputy Clerk to the Board Ariane Webb at awebb@guilfordcountync.gov with any questions.