The Guilford County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special meeting for Monday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. to meet with the state legislators who represent Guilford County in the General Assembly. 

At the meeting, the commissioners will let the local delegation know how the State of North Carolina can help Guilford County out.  

The meeting will be held virtually, however, those interested will be able to watch online.

Guilford County – like other local governments across the state – depends heavily on state funding for a wide variety of programs and projects – and this meeting will be a chance for the commissioners to let the state legislators who represent Guilford County know where help is most needed.

The official purpose of the Oct. 18 meeting is “to meet with the Guilford Legislative Delegation to discuss County priorities; and to transact any other necessary business.”

One issue that’s been a sticking point between the state and the county for two years is $7 million in state funding that the county expected to see to help pay for the Guilford County Behavioral Health Center in Greensboro that just opened last month.  When the county began the project that cost north of $20 million, it looked like a virtual certainty that the state would contribute roughly $7.7 million. The money was included in the state budget passed by the Republican led legislature in 2019.  However, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed that budget and no state budget was signed into law.

The Oct. 18 meeting will be open to the public through Zoom at the following address:

(Those interested in watching via Zoom should complete the webinar registration and select the “Join Webinar” option from the confirmation email they receive following registration.)

Also, anyone can listen to the meeting on the phone – as long as they’re able to use the following abstruse instructions.  Here are those instructions exactly as the county provided them:

  1. US One tap mobile: +13017158592,,87232147944# or +13126266799,,87232147944#; or
  2. Dial: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248

7799 or +1 669 900 6833 (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location)

With either of these options, please be prepared to enter the webinar ID: 872 3214 7944.