The Planning Department is composed of staff (see organization chart [pdf/381kb/5p]) in two divisions: Planning and Inspections.
Planning Division staff has expertise in land use planning, transportation planning, economic development, historic preservation, neighborhood revitalization, environmental protection, and other issues affecting the growth of our community. Staff provides the data, information and professional recommendations regarding land use issues and other planning policy questions to the City-County Planning Board and elected boards to help them make informed recommendations and decisions. The division accomplishes this work in four multidisciplinary areas:Comprehensive and Urban Design Planning; Community Character; Land Use Administration; and GIS/Mapping. Read more about the Planning Division and the work areas.
Inspections Division staff works to ensure all new construction and alterations and/or repairs to existing buildings are properly permitted and constructed in compliance with the State of North Carolina adopted building codes and locally adopted development regulations.
Additionally, this division provides staff support and administers applications to the Zoning Boards of Adjustment of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, Clemmons and Lewisville. Functions of the Zoning Boards of Adjustment include hearing requests for Special Use Permits, variances, appeals and interpretations.
Aaron King, Director, 336-747-7068
Chris Murphy, Deputy Director, Inspections, 336-727-8016
Margaret Bessette, AICP, Assistant Director, Planning, 336-747-7058
Daniel Dockery, Chief Building Official, 336-727-2084
Angie Plummer, Graphics Coordinator, 336-747-7044
Tarra Jolly, Senior Administrative Assistant, 336-747-7053
Beth Broom, Administrative Secretary, 336-747-7040
Onnie Pleasant, Administrative Secretary, 336-748-3097
Area plans, Legacy 2030 Comprehensive Plan, Redevelopment Plans, Special Design, Public Outreach
Historic Preservation, Community Appearance, Subdivision, Site Plans, Front Counter
Zoning, Special Use Permits, Zoning Enforcement, Permit Office