The Winston-Salem Local Governance Study Commission is a non-partisan study commission comprising 11 members who have been charged with reviewing the method for electing the mayor and members of the City Council.
Specifically, the commission is to:
- review best practices relative to municipal governance structure;
- obtain public input as to the type of structure desired by the citizens of Winston-Salem; and
- analyze any potential impacts or consequences of proposed changes.
The study commission is co-chaired by Steve Berlin, the managing partner of the Kilpatrick Townsend law firm; and Dr. David Branch, a local ophthalmologist and community leader. Given the time needed for the commission to complete its work, no changes will occur in the 2020 election process for the Winston-Salem mayor and City Council.
The commission will meet monthly. Agendas and minutes of meetings will be posted on this webpage.