Name of Board/Commission Historic Resources Commission
(City and County)
Date: 05/1/19
Authority for Creation The authority for establishing the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission is the N.C.G.S. 160A-400.1 through 400.14. Section 86-1 of the City Code was adopted by the City Council on April 15, 2002.
Purpose/Function The Commission is designated as the historic preservation advisory and quasi-judicial body for Forsyth County. Its purpose is to safeguard the heritage of Forsyth County by preserving those areas and individual properties which reflect elements of its cultural, social, economic, political or architectural history.
Method of Appointment Five members are appointed by the City Council upon the recommendation of the Mayor, with two at-large members and one from the following categories: architectural historian or historic preservationist; Historic (H) District property owner; and Historic Overlay (HO) District property owner. Five members are appointed by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, with two at-large members and one from the following categories: N.C. licensed architect; archaeologist, landscape architect/designer, planner surveyor, or arborist; and local Historic Landmark (LHL) property owner. One member is appointed by the Kernersville Board of Aldermen and one member is appointed by the Clemmons Village Council. All members must reside in Forsyth County.
Number of Members Twelve
Terms of Office Four years (after staggered terms of initial appointment)
Meeting Date and Time First Wednesday of each month – 4:00 p.m.
Chief Staff Person
Michelle M. McCullough
April Johnson
Project Planner
Project Planner
Telephone Number
Current Membership – Historic Resources Commission
Name Race/Gender Term Expiration
City Council Appointments  
Tina M. Thacker WF 1 06/19
Chad Gadberry  WM 1 06/20
Alanna Meltzer-Holderfield BF 1 06/21
Sunny Stewart WF 1 06/22
Mary Berry WF 1 06/20

County Appointments

Donna J. Abernethy WF 2 10/21
Janet Shill WM 1 11/20
Kevin Owen, Chair WM  2 11/21
Michael Ryden WM 2 11/19
Town of Kernersville Appointment  
C. J. Idol WM 2 12/18
Village of Clemmons Appointment  
Urban "Ted" Guenther WM  11/22

Special Notes:

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

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


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