There’s probably never been a time in the history of Guilford County government that the Board of Commissioners and the Guilford County manager have been so willing to give everyone whatever they ask for.

So, if you have a request of the county, this is probably the perfect time to ask.

You’ll get a chance to do just that – and learn about county issues and operations – when the Guilford County Board of Commissioners conducts a series of Budget Town Hall meetings on Monday, March 11, Tuesday March 12, and Monday, March 18.

The meetings will all start at 6 p.m. and will kick off with county leaders providing an overview of Guilford County’s departments as well as services available to residents. They’ll also review the annual budget process and provide some information on economic conditions and how they’re affecting the current 2023-2024 fiscal year budget that runs from July 1, 2023, to June 30 of this year.

There will be a budget question and answer session as well.

Then staff and the elected officials will give residents an opportunity to speak about issues that concern them and the wants they have for the county.

As stated earlier, with all this federal money that’s been pouring into Guilford County and a recent county revaluation of property that equated to a giant tax hike, they’ve had plenty of money to pursue new projects.

When you come to the meeting, you can ask for whatever you want, but one thing you will assuredly not get from this board is a property tax cut – so if that’s what you want to see in the upcoming county budget, you’re out of luck.

The nine commissioners will be split up into groups of three, with one group attending each session.

The March 11 Town Hall will take place at the Media Center of Hairston Middle School at 3911 Naco Road in Greensboro. It will feature Chairman of the Board Skip Alston along with Commissioners Kay Cashion and Frankie Jones, Jr.

The March 12 Town Hall will be at the Media Center of Page High School at 201 Alma Pinnix Dr. in Greensboro. Commissioners Mary Beth Murphy, Carly Cooke and Pat Tillman plan to attend that one.

The final Town Hall on March 18 will be at the Media Center of Sylvia Mendez Newcomers School at 851 Ferndale Blvd. in High Point. Commissioners Carlvena Foster, Alan Perdue, and Brandon Gray-Hill plan to be in attendance.