Guilford CountyThe members of the Guilford County School Board do not reflect the ethnic make-up of the community. The school board is made up of eleven members, all of whom hold non-partisan positions and are elected in staggered elections for four-year terms. Nine members are elected from specific districts while two are elected at large from the county as a whole. Out of the eleven members only one is African American, while African Americans make up 27% of the county population. To bring the School Board into line with the countyís ethnic makeup, there should be two more African American school board members.
The city of Greensboro within Guilford County has no significant representation problems. The nine-member city council has three African American members while the African American population makes up 35.2% of the city as a whole. The city Council members are elected to two-year terms. Four council members are elected from the county at large and the remaining five are elected from districts.
In contrast to Rockingham, Greensboro would seem to present an excellent venue for a workshop, because there are five colleges and universities located in the area.