by Mark Lively
jeffmacJeff MacIntosh was elected to the Northwest Ward City Council seat with almost 60% of the votes cast. Jeff replaces Councilwoman Wanda Merschel who retired from the Council after 16 years of dedicated service to the City of Winston-Salem. Jeff is a real-estate broker with Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate which until recently was located in offices near the site of the historic Zinzendorf Hotel in the West End. He is also a developer with longtime ties to the West End neighborhood. He has been a resident of Winston-Salem since 1976 and played a major role in revitalization of the Holly Avenue neighborhood. He has personally contributed to the restoration of the West End by renovating several West End homes by investing his own money. He believes strongly in historic preservation efforts that are so central to maintaining the character of our neighborhood.

The Council considers many issues critical to the West End, West Highlands, Ardmore neighborhoods and downtown and to the entire city. A few of the issues under consideration in the near future include:

Business 40 Improvement project and its impact on surrounding neighborhoods

Planned developments in and around Hanes Park

Proposed urban circulator through downtown from Baptist Hospital to East Winston

Revitalization of downtown and use of incentives to stimulate economic development

Continued City investments in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (formerly known as the Piedmont Triad Research Park)

The Peters Creek Community Initiative

The West End Association and neighborhood community congratulates Councilman MacIntosh and looks forward to helping him as he assumes his new responsibilities as our representatives on the Winston-Salem City Council.

Photo credit: www.jeffmacintosh.com