Emergency Management Staff and Council Phone (336) 661-6440


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Office Staff

sadler vernon  Carolyn
  Melton J. Sadler Director  
  Leigha Cordell Coordinator, Logistics Officer  
  August Vernon Coordinator, Operations Officer  
  Michelle Brock Coordinator, Planning Officer  
  Carolyn W. Beck Administrative Assistant  

e-mail to The Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

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 is January 14, 3:00 p.m., at the Emergency Management Conference Room, Suite 104, Smith Reynolds Airport, Winston-Salem, NC  27105.

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

C. David Jackson (Piedmont Natural Gas Company)
Renarde E. Earl (Forsyth Technical Community College)

County Commissioners Appointments

G. Ross Patterson
Neil Bowen (Duke Energy)
Kenneth A. Shaw (Novant Health)
Ann M. Voss (Bank of America)
Charles R. Reavis 

Ex-Officio Members

Thomas Dunn (American Red Cross) 
Irving Neal (Kernersville Board of Aldermen)
James Taylor, Jr. (Winston-Salem City Council)
Melton Sadler (Director, Office of Emergency Management)
Gloria Whisenhunt (Forsyth County Commissioner)

updated 4/24/2014

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