The 2022 Guilford County Board of Commissioners likely held more work sessions during the year than any Guilford County board this century.
And, this week, the board announced one final work session to discuss, among other things, federal relief funds, the county’s policies regarding non-profits, the board’s dual duties as the Board of Health and Human Services and also perhaps to consider funding for a proposed Summerfield project that would convert an old school into a town hall and community center.
The commissioners have scheduled a work session for Thursday, Dec. 15, at 2:30 p.m. in the Carolyn Coleman Conference Room on the first floor of the Old Guilford County Court House in downtown Greensboro.
The board has been trying to restore a modicum of rationality to the almost completely haphazard way it funds non-profits and community organizations in the county budget each year, and that will be one major discussion in the three-hour afternoon work session.
During the session, the Board of Commissioners will also enter into its role as the Guilford County Board of Health to receive its annual Board of Health training.
About a decade ago, the county commissioners voted to get rid of the county’s Board of Public Health and the Board of Social Services – so, now, as called for in state law, the commissioners must undergo annual training on how to perform those roles. At the December 15 meeting, they’ll approve public Health agency guidelines and receive updates from the Public Health Division, Behavioral Health Division and the Health and Human Services Advisory Board.
Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Skip Alston said there’s a possibility that the board may also discuss the Town Of Summerfield’s proposed use of more than $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to convert a former school building into a multi-use town facility.
The work session can be viewed using Zoom at https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1614974607.
The meeting will also be livestreamed on Guilford County’s Facebook page.
Copies of the agenda will be available at some point before the meeting at https://guilford.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
Guilford County Deputy Clerk Ariane Webb at email@example.com can answer questions for those who have them.