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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.

Members and Non-Voting Staff Person(s)

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 Vice Chair 9/30/2019
Mr. Neil Bowen 9/30/2019
Mr. Kenneth R Crews Kernersville Alternate
Mr. Milind K Dongre 9/30/2019
Mr. Thomas Dunn
Mr. Renarde D Earl Chair 9/30/2018
Mr. Scottie L Emerson 9/30/2018
Mr. Sanford A Hinkle 9/30/2018
Mr. Darrell H Jeter 9/30/2017
Mr. Irving Neal
Mr. G. Ross Patterson 9/30/2019
Mr. Barry A Poe 9/30/2020
Mr. Charles R Reavis 9/30/2020
Mr. Melton Sadler Staff
Ms. Kayla N Selman 9/30/2019
Mr. James D Taylor Jr.
Mr. Ralf E Walters 9/30/2018
Ms. Gloria D Whisenhunt


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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