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Emergency Management Advisory Council


The purpose of the Advisory Council is to advise City and County officials on emergency management matters; recommend the annual budget, and to recommend nominees to the Mayor and Chairman of the County Commissioners to fill Advisory Council vacancies. The Council endorses the Emergency Management program on disaster preparedness, response, mitigation, and planning for the cities, townships and county.


Six members are appointed by the City Council upon recommendation of the Mayor. Six members are appointed by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners upon nomination by the Chairman. An ex-officio member is appointed to represent the following organizations: the City Council, Forsyth County Commissioners, Kernersville Board of Aldermen, Forsyth Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross (Executive Director) and the Emergency Management Director.

Currently Serving

NameTitleTerm Expires
Mr. Andrew Blackwell 9/30/2018
Mr. Neil Bowen 9/30/2016
Mr. Kenneth R Crews
Mr. Milind K Dongre 9/30/2018
Mr. Thomas Dunn
Mr. Miltib R Dutko 9/30/2018
Mr. Renarde D Earl 9/30/2015
Mr. C. David Jackson 9/30/2015
Mr. Ted Kaplan
Mr. J. Irving Neal
Mr. G. Ross Patterson Vice Chair 9/30/2016
Mr. Charles R Reavis 9/30/2017
Mr. Timothy J Roten 9/30/2017
Mr. Melton Sadler Director
Mr. James D Taylor Jr.
Mr. Ralf E Walters 9/30/2018


The Emergency Management Advisory Council meets on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November. Most meetings are held at 3:00 p.m. at the Emergency Management Office, Smith Reynolds Airport, Winston-Salem. Please call 661-6440 for specific meeting location.

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