“Cops vs. Docs” Charity Hockey Game Scheduled for Feb. 11
The Police Department will have its annual “Cops vs. Docs” ice hockey game to benefit Special Olympics Forsyth County at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Fairgrounds Annex. A team of Triad law enforcement officers and local players will play a team of doctors at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. There will also be door prizes and activities for children. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Special Olympics athletes will receive free admission.
Mayor Seeks Applicants for Advisory Panels
Mayor Allen Joines is accepting applications from city residents interested in serving on the Minority/Women’s Business Enterprise Advisory Committee, the Citizens’ Police Review Board, the Community Agency Allocation Committee, the Commission on Ending Homelessness, the Human Relations Commission, the Public Assembly Facilities Commission and the Zoning Board of Adjustment Application forms are available through the Boards and Commissions link at Mayor.CityofWS.org, or by calling the Mayor’s Office at 727-2058. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 10 for consideration during Feb. 20 meeting of the City Council. READ MORE
Winston-Salem Motorcycle Officers to Offer Free Motorcycle Skills Training
Police officers assigned to the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit will hold free motorcycle rider skills training in March, April and June as part of the BikeSafe NC initiative to improve motorcycle safety. The day-long training includes classroom sessions and on-the-road skills assessment and coaching.
Rider Skills Days in Winston-Salem are scheduled for March 17, April 21 and June 16. Additional days may be scheduled. Space is limited. For more information and to register go to BikeSafeNC.com.
Community Development Director Announces Retirement
After serving for more than 31 years as the community development director for the city of Winston-Salem, D. Ritchie Brooks has announced his retirement effective Dec. 1, 2017. Over the course of his career, Brooks has been instrumental in the city’s transition to a pro-active approach toward neighborhood services and community development. During his tenure, the department received three Department of Housing and Urban Development John J. Gunther Blue Ribbon Best Practices Awards for Program Requirements, Suitable Living Environment and Decent Housing. READ MORE
Council Member Adams Appointed to NLC Committee
Council Member Denise D. Adams has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2017 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority. READ MORE
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