BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS INFORMATION FORM

Name of Board/Commission Ten-Year Plan Commission              Date 03/25/14
On Homelessness
Authority for Creation The Commission was established by a resolution adopted by the City Council on May 15, 2006, and by the County Commissioners on August 14, 2006.
Purpose/Function The purpose of the Commission is to effect the vision of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, including overseeing implementation of the strategic initiatives described in the Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.
Method of Appointment The Commission is comprised of eleven members. Six members are appointed by the City Council, upon the recommendation of the Mayor. Five members are appointed by the County Commissioners. The Mayor and the Chairperson of the County Commissioners shall appoint the chairperson of the Commission. The membership shall be representative of the Homeless Council as well as other supportive services, and may include: rental real estate, mental health, social services, businesses and professionals, criminal justice, education and workforce development, advocacy and consumers, with one member affiliated with the Neighborhood Alliance or Neighborhood Association and one member having an accounting, financial or CPA background. Elected City and County officials shall be appointed as ex-officio, non-voting members of the Commission.
Number of Members Eleven
Terms of Office Three years. Initially, six of the members will serve two-year terms, and five of the members will serve three-year terms. Members are limited to two consecutive terms.
Meeting Date and Time Monthly TBA
Chief Staff Person
Andrea Kurtz
Title                                              Telephone Number
Implementation Director                   (336) 721-9373
Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness
Resource Support Staff
City: Tim West
County: Dan Kornelis
Title                                             Telephone Number
Planning/Dev. Coordinator               (336) 734-1305
Housing Director                            (336) 703-2680
Current Membership – Ten-Year Plan Commission On Homelessness
Name Race/Sex Term Expiration
City Council Appointments
Gary Gunderson WM 1 11/16
David Harold WM 2 11/15
Christopher L. Henson, Chair WM 1 01/09
Alan K. Hodges WM 2 11/14
Vivian V. Joiner BF 1* 11/15
Paula Stephen WF 2     11/14
Forsyth County Appointments
John Bost                                                             WM 1 01/15
Chad Nance WM 1 01/15
Leona Williams BF 1 01/15
Diane Wimmer WF 1 01/16
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members      
Molly Leight, City Council Member                                WF N/A N/A
Everette Witherspoon, Forsyth County Commissioner     BM N/A N/A

Special Notes:

1* = Serving more than 50% of an unexpired term (more than one year & seven 
       months of term has been served).

0* = Serving less than 50% of an unexpired term (less than one year & six months of
       the term as been served).

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