Affordable Housing Coalition


  • TBD - At least once every quarter


Method of Appointment

Members of the Coalition shall consist of members with expertise in one or more of the following areas: real estate, nonprofit development (CDC), for-profit development (developer), social services, public health, transportation, finance, economic development, urban and regional planning, public housing, philanthropy, county government representative, and faith-based service providers. Included in this membership will be one resident who is not required to possess any of the expertise noted above. Members shall be residents of the City of Winston-Salem but cannot be employees of the City of Winston-Salem. Members shall be recommended by the mayor and appointed by city council.

Number of Members


Terms of Office

Voting members shall serve no more than two terms. Initial appointees may serve their initial term plus one additional three-year term. Members shall hold office until their successors are appointed. Any vacancy resulting from a cause other than the expiration of a term shall be filled only for the unexpired portion of the term. Appointees to such partial terms may serve for the partial term plus one additional three-year term. Service of less than 50% of a normal term shall not be deemed a term, and service for more than 50% shall be deemed a term. Members shall serve without compensation.

Current Membership

NameRace & GenderTermExpiration
Ryan AmmannWhite Male1February 2024
Joseph CrockerBlack Male1February 2022
Jon LowderWhite Male1February 2023
Paula McCoyBlack Female1February 2022

Derwin MontgomeryBlack Male1February 2023
Paul NorbyWhite Male1February 2023
George ReddBlack Male1February 2024
Lisa SariWhite Female1February 2022
Donna WoodsonBlack Female1February 2022

Authority for Creation

An Ordinance was adopted by the City Council on October 15, 2018 to create a citizen advisory commission on affordable housing in Winston-Salem to be know as the Winston-Salem Affordable Housing Coalition.


The purpose of the Affordable Housing Coalition shall be to identify and recommend strategies that: 

  • Expand affordable opportunities
  • Engage supporters of and advocates for affordable housing
  • Coordinate and secure sustainable resources for affordable housing
  • Advise the Winston-Salem City Council on the use of City funds to support affordable housing development