Human Resources

Our Culture

Our Policy

Forsyth County Government is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or political affiliation. All employment and personnel policies and practices including recruiting, hiring, promotions, transfers, training, compensation, benefits, reductions-in-force, terminations and tuition assistance will be administered in a non-discriminatory manner consistent with EEO principles. The County is committed to complying with all applicable federal, state and local civil rights laws that pertain to employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan

An Inclusive Culture for All

Diversity, Inclusion and Unity sits at the heart of everything we do at Forsyth County Government—from how we recruit talent, to the spaces we create for employees to express themselves and are encouraged to bring their “whole-self” to work, and the way we empower our community and the people we serve — Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is woven into the fabric of our organization.

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A Learning Culture

We invest in developing our talented employees and leaders so they can work at their highest potential and thrive.

A Learning Culture

The Village that Drives Our Mission

Meet a few of the people making a difference at Forsyth County Government. Read their stories and see what they have to say when asked "Why is Forsyth County a great place to work?"

I'm often asked, how do you do this job? My answer is simply this. It's a calling on my life. I didn't choose the field of Social Work, it chose me. For 21 years I have gotten up every day with the feeling of gratitude that I get to touch somebody's life. I get to be whomever and whatever the family needs me to be, from the last defense, fighter, helper, listener or healer and for this I am so grateful for this calling on my life. Knowing that I can be all of this to somebody is more than enough motivation for me to get up every day and come in and serve this community. When my career comes to end, I will have the distinct pleasure and honor in knowing that I have left a footprint in so many lives.

Tamika Walden

Sr. Social Worker - Social Services
Never a dull day for 35 years--and all with FCPL. Every day at the library is an adventure. Whether it's helping envision and build three new libraries; researching tough questions; bringing exciting authors to Winston-Salem; finding proactive solutions to help customers and staff reach their potential; every day in a public library is as diverse, varied, and interesting as the people we serve. I am more passionate about the library's ability to affect positive change than ever. Books, ideas, culture, inspiration--the public library is truly democracy in action, and I am honored to be a part of it.

Elizabeth Skinner

Deputy Library Director - Library
I love working for Forsyth County at Tanglewood Park for new reasons every day. The sense of duty and commitment that I have to the general great outdoors and to my specific community is my core reason to wake up in the morning. However, what I could not have ever expected was the amount of love that I have for this specific treasured piece of land, and the workplace culture that we have here. Across the several crews here, I have found a family of other county employees. The sense of accountability that we have to one another compounded by our adoration and pride that we all have for the park adds up to a truly special culture here--one that spreads to the park visitors and makes them feel it, too. For the first time in my life, I don't dread the end of the weekend. My park family and the guests of the park truly make every day a new adventure.

Skye Shauger

Maintenance Technician I​ - Parks & Recreation
The reason that I love my job is my co-workers. We are an interesting bunch in the 911 center. We have different backgrounds, different upbringings, and, of course, opinions - but we are a family. I think a crew of dispatchers is much like a dysfunctional family. We all climb into the proverbial family van each day for a twelve-hour road trip. No doubt there will be sights along the way. There will no doubt be some laughing, some crying, and some arguing. The messy one will spill their food or drink, someone will complain about a foul odor, one of us will make the others mad and mom or dad (shift supervisor) will have to step in a time or two. At the end of the day, we will get to where we were going. Everyday Emergency services deal with life and death, we help people make it through some of the most difficult moments in their lives. We make it through each day because we are a family.

Vince Rowley

Telecommunicator - Emergency Services
I love my job as a Social Worker/Family Care Coordinator at FCDPH because I get to work with pregnant and postpartum women and their new bundles of "JOY" in the Triad Baby Love Plus Program. I have been a social worker for more than 20+ years have had an opportunity to work with different populations however working in Maternal Health has been the most rewarding so far in my career. During the 18-24 months that I work with these families, I have the chance to help African American & Hispanic Women ages 15-44 years old learn to nurture their new babies. I also enjoy helping my mothers with barriers that sometimes come up. These barriers can prevent many of my mothers from achieving their goals. As a social worker I assist with linking mothers with important health care and other supportive services in our community. I also thoroughly enjoy going into their homes to help with educational development. ​​

"A 100 years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove- but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a Dear Mother and her Baby".​

Tiffany McCravey

Social Worker - Family Care Coordinator (Baby Love Plus)​ - Department of Public Health
Charles Dickens stated, "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another." That quote exemplifies what I love about my job. I do food stamp re-certification for specified (elderly and disabled) individuals. Making a positive difference in someone’s life through providing access to funds for food and providing hope for their future is quite fulfilling. One homeless lady finally got an apartment and called me just to thank me for not losing faith in her. My job is not just to feed people’s stomachs, it is also to feed their need to know they are important. Very gratifying!

Sharon Berrier

Income Maintenance Caseworker​ - Social Services
I love my job because every day is different and exciting. Since becoming a part of the County, our team has had the opportunity to work with almost every other Department making Forsyth County better. From developing real estate deals that create jobs for our citizens, to working with the military to host Air Force One, this past year has been unforgettable. I am blessed to be a public servant and thankful for the opportunity here in Forsyth County. Remember - A mile of highway will take you a mile. A mile of runway will take you anywhere!​

Mark Davidson

Airport Director - Smith Reynolds Airport
Our Employee Statistics

At a Glance

Number of County Employees

Average Tenure for Employees

Average Age of Employees

Employees Recieving Longevity Pay

Employees Promoted from Within

Leadership Positions

2020 Employee Survey

What Our Employees are Saying

  • Organizational Culture

    75% felt their immediate supervisor demonstrates the county’s Guiding WeCare Principles

  • WeCare Principles

    71% felt that their performance contributions are recognized by their supervisor

  • Longevity

    85% reported that they appreciate the county’s Longevity Pay

  • Wellness

    81% reported that they appreciate the county’s Wellness Program

  • 401(k)

    95% reported that they appreciate the county’s contribution to their 401K benefit

County Services

Social Services Cares

Human Resources Department

  • We are located on the second floor
    of the Forsyth County Government Center.
  • 201 North Chestnut Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Phone: 336 703 2400
  • Fax: 336 727 2193
  • Email: Contact Us