The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a work session for Thursday, Nov. 3, to receive updates from the county’s mayors and to take care of quite a bit of other county business.

Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip Alston and Guilford County Manager Mike Halford – who became county manager at the start of 2021 – have both made a big point of staying in fairly tight communication with the mayors of the county’s cities and small towns.

Alston constantly refers to this as the “One Guilford” initiative.

The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the McAdoo Conference Room on the third floor of the Truist Building at 201 W. Market St. in downtown Greensboro.

Also at the meeting, the commissioners will hear a report from Guilford County Animal Services and discuss the Guilford Apprenticeship Partners program.  That program is meant to help high school students learn trades and skills that will lead to future jobs – and, by doing so, it’s is also meant to enhance the county’s workforce.

As always, the meeting announcement states that the board may “conduct any other necessary business” at the work session.

It will likely last two hours because the board holds its regular commissioners meeting in the second-floor meeting room in the Old Guilford County Court House at 5:30 p.m. that evening.  These days the board’s afternoon work sessions almost always run right up against the 5:30 p.m. start of the commissioners’ regular meetings.

The Nov. 3 work session is open to the public and it can also be viewed online via Zoom.  To watch it online, turn your web browser to and complete the webinar registration.

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

Copies of the agenda will be available at some point before the meeting at Those with any questions can contact Deputy Clerk Ariane Webb at