Emergency Management Staff and Council Phone 336-767-6161

Office Staff


, Director

, Coordinator, Operations Officer

, Coordinator, Logistics Officer

, Coordinator, Planning Officer

, Administrative Assistant

Organizational Chart:

Emergency Management Organizational Chart - Fall 2018 [pdf/241kb/1p]

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management Advisory Council

The purpose of the Emergency Management Advisory Council is to advise city and county officials on civil preparedness matters, to recommend the annual budget, and to recommend nominees to the Mayor and Chairman of the County Commissioners to fill Advisory Council vacancies.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 3:00 p.m., normally at the Office of Emergency Management.

The next meeting time and location is to be determined.  

Six members from the country are appointed by the Forsyth County Commissioners, and six members from the city are appointed by the Mayor upon nomination by the council's chairman. Each appointment is for a three-year term. An individual can only serve two consecutive appointments (total of six years). An ex-officio member is appointed to represent the following organizations: The Winston-Salem City Council, Forsyth County Commissioners, Kernersville Board of Aldermen, League of Women Voters, Forsyth Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the Emergency Management Director.

City Council Appointments
Sanford "Drew" Hinkle (NC Dept. of Revenue)
Kayla Selman-Pinger (Emergency Restoration Xperts, Inc.)

County Commissioners Appointments
G. Ross Patterson
Ralf Walters
Charles R. Reavis
Scottie Emerson

Ex-Officio Members
Thomas Dunn (American Red Cross) 
Irving Neal (Kernersville Board of Aldermen)
James Taylor, Jr. (Winston-Salem City Council)
Robert A. Reece (Acting Director, Office of Emergency Management)
Gloria Whisenhunt (Forsyth County Commissioner)

updated 3/14/2019

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