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Who am I?

  • Captain, U.S. Army, 1972-1975
  • Master's of Arts, History, University of South Carolina
  • Vice President for Restoration, Old Salem Museums and Gardens
    (retired December 2016, after 37 years)
  • 47-year resident of the South Ward
  • Active member of the Old Salem Residents Association
  • Executive Committee, Piedmont Triad Regional Council
  • City Council Member representing South Ward, elected 2016
  • Vice Chair, Public Works Committee, City of Winston-Salem
  • Member, Public Safety Committee, City of Winston-Salem
  • Former member, Creative Corridors Board
  • Worked to protect the Main Street Corridor in Business 40 improvement negotiations
  • Past Chair, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Historic Properties Commission
  • Past Board Member, Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful; Chairman, Beautification Committee
  • Member, Southeast Gateway Planning team
  • Spearheaded preservation of city landmarks, including the Shell Gas Station, Lloyd Presbyterian Church, Idols Power station
  • Member, Home Moravian Church
  • Member, Torch Club
  • Recipient, 2023 Ruth Coltrane Cannon Award (Preservation/NC highest statewide award)
  • Recipient, 2001 Bob Stipe Professional Award (Preservation/NC statewide award)
John Larson, South Ward Winston-Salem City Council