- By Rosalyn Covington
- Posted Monday, February 14, 2022
APPOINTMENTS: VOLUNTEERS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
The following appointments will be placed on the agenda for the March 17, 2022 Board of Commissioners Meeting. Applications will close on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Citizens interested in serving may apply at: https://coforsythnc.civicweb.net/Portal/BoardApplication
ADULT CARE HOME COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee is part of an advocacy network to help promote and protect the rights of long term-care residents. Committee members visit facilities, interact with residents, and advocate for quality care in the homes. The committee is also involved in issues advocacy, public education, and the promotion of community involvement within long term care facilities. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County. Members are appointed by County Commissioners for an initial one year term and can be reappointed for a three year term.
COMMISSION ON ENDING HOMELESSNESS (WINSTON-SALEM/FORSYTH COUNTY)
- Seven Administrators' Slot
- Eight Open
The Commission on Ending Homelessness acts as a governing body for collaborative planning and implementation of strategic initiatives and investments to end homelessness in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The Commission focuses on regional policy and implementation strategies, affordable housing development, data and gaps analysis, best practice research, social policy and systemic change. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County and be willing to serve a three-year term.
COMMUNITY APPEARANCE COMMISSION, WINSTON-SALEM/FORSYTH COUNTY
- One Education representative
- One Mental Health representative
- One Social Services Representative
The Community Appearance Commission of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County primary goals are to advise the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Winston-Salem City Council about appearance-related issues and to positively influence public and private development. Major projects of the Community Appearance Commission (CAC) include the bi-annual Community Appearance Awards program, the annual Community Roots tree planting program, review of County and City-funded public facility construction projects from an appearance perspective, and advocacy of various other ordinances, public initiatives and measures to improve the attractiveness of the community. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County and be willing to serve a three-year term.
COMMUNITY CHILD PROTECTION TEAM/CHILD FATALITY PREVENTION TEAM
- Three Special Experience or Education in Design
- Two At Large
The Community Child Protection Team/Child Fatality Prevention Team promotes the development of a community-wide approach to the problems of child abuse and neglect and seeks ways to protect children from preventable deaths. To accomplish this mission, the team reviews selected cases that are being serviced by child protective services and cases in which a child had died of suspected abuse or neglect. Annual recommendations are presented to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners regarding any system improvements or needed resources where deficiencies may exist. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County and be willing to serve a three-year term.
EQUALIZATION AND REVIEW BOARD
- One County Agency or Community At Large representing Winston-Salem Fire Department
The Equalization and Review Board is established upon resolution by the Forsyth County Commissioners for the purpose of handling matters involving the listing and assessing appraised property in Forsyth County. The Board has the duty to review the tax lists for the current year, change the listing or appraisal of property as necessary in accordance with North Carolina General Statues, and to hear appeals brought by property owners regarding assessed values, exemptions and deferments.
FORSYTH COUNTY AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARD
The Forsyth County Agricultural Board promotes agricultural values and the general welfare of the county, increase identity and pride in the agricultural community and its way of life, increase protection from nuisance suits, encourage economic and financial health of agriculture, and increase protection from non-farm development and other negative impacts on properly managed farms.
FORSYTH COUNTY HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE BLOCK GRANT ADVISORY COUNCIL
- Two Actively Engaged in Farming in Forsyth County
The Council advises the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners on the needs, funding for services, priorities, resources, long-range planning, and other issues, which affect services to the elderly. The Council monitors the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery for service providers and advising the Board of County Commissioners on recommended budget adjustments for these services through The County Funding Plan.
FORSYTH COUNTY JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL
The General Assembly enacted legislation that transferred the Divisions of Youth Services and Juvenile Services to the Office of the Governor. This legislation established the Office of Juvenile Justice and transferred all authority, powers, duties, and functions of the Juvenile Services Division to the Office of Juvenile Justice. It is the responsibility of the Office of Juvenile Justice to coordinate with county Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils for implementation of a continuum of services and programs at the community level to develop comprehensive juvenile delinquency and substance abuse prevention plans.
INDUSTRIAL FACILITES AND POLLUTION CONTROL FINANCING AUTHORITY
- One Member of the Business Community
- One Person Under the Age 21
The Industrial Facilities/Pollution Control Financing Authority aids in the financing of industrial and manufacturing for the purpose of alleviating unemployment or raising below average manufacturing wages by financing facilities that provide job opportunities or provide better wages than those prevalent in the area.
NURSING HOME COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, FORSYTH COUNTY
The Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee is part of an advocacy network to help promote and protect the rights of long term-care residents. The Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee was established by North Carolina General Statute to be a volunteer, grassroots advocate for residents in nursing homes. Committee members visit facilities, interact with residents, and advocate for quality care in the homes. The committee is also involved in issues advocacy, public education, and the promotion of community involvement within long term care facilities.
RISK MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
- Four Administrators' Slot
- Four Open
The Forsyth County Risk Management Advisory Committee is for the benefit if an efficient and economical risk management program for Forsyth County. The Committee offers advice and consultation on various topics related to risk management to the County. Eligible applicants must have experience in corporate risk management, loss prevention and control, occupational safety and health, claims administration, insurance placement and brokerage, insurance defense law, employee benefits, actuarial work, or other risk management experience.
SMITH REYNOLDS AIRPORT BOARD
- One County Representative
The Smith Reynolds Airport Board assists the County in the governance and operation of Smith Reynolds Airport. The Airport policies, rules, and regulations, establish annual rates, charges and fees, submission of an annual budget, provide advice regarding the hiring and firing of an airport director, and promotion of Smith Reynolds Airport as an economic development asset.