Name of Board/Commission Firemen's Relief Fund Board of Trustees Date 07/12/2017
Authority for Creation The Firemen's Relief Fund Board of Trustees was established pursuant to authority of the North Carolina Code of 1939.
Purpose/Function To govern the disbursement of funds as requested by those people that deem the need for assistance from that fund and to manage and direct the local relief fund.
Method of Appointment Two trustees are appointed by members of the City Council upon recommendation of the Mayor; two by the local fire department; and one by the State Insurance Commissioner.
Number of Members Five
Terms of Office Four years
Meeting Date and Time Third Wednesday of February and August - 4:30 p.m.
Chief Staff Person
Terry Myers
Telephone Number
Current Membership – Firemen’s Relief Fund Board of Trustees
Name Race/Gender Term Expiration
City Council Appointments    
Bruce V. Topping BM N/A N/A
Carl J. Nutt WM N/A N/A
N. C. Insurance Commission Appointments
Patrick M. Allen                                WM
Fire Department Appointments      
J. Scott Gauldin, Chairman WM 1 N/A
Phyllis Heitman WF 1 N/A

Special Notes:

The fund has a small number of persons receiving benefit. The fund receives a distribution of the one-half of one percent tax on annual fire insurance premiums paid in the Winston-Salem fire district from the N. C. State Insurance Commissioner’s Office. The Firemen’s Relief Fund Board of Trustees transfers the largest portion of the insurance premium tax to the Winston-Salem Firemen’s Retirement Fund Association, a private association of members of the Winston-Salem Fire Department that has no relationship with the City of Winston-Salem. Although the Mayor and City Council of the City of Winston-Salem appoint two members to the five member Board of Trustees, the Firemen’s Relief Fund is not considered an entity of the City of Winston-Salem.

1* = Serving more than 50% of an unexpired term (more than year & one month of the term has expired).

0* = Serving less than 50% of an unexpired term (less than one year of the term has expired).


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