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Commission on Ending Homelessness (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County)


The purpose of the Commission is to act as a governing body for collaborative planning and implementation of strategic initiatives and investments to end homelessness in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.


The Commission is comprised of sixteen voting members. Five members are appointed by the City Council, upon recommendation of the Mayor. Five members are appointed by the County Commissioners. Five members shall be nominated by the Operating Cabinet of the Continuum of Care and shall be recommended by appointment by the City. 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, law enforcement and public safety, education, accounting, financial, or CPA background and two (2) At Large. In addition to the sixteen (16) aforementioned appointed members, one (1) elected City Official and one (1) elected County Official shall be appointed as ex-officio, non-voting members of the Commission.
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The terms of office are for three years and are limited to two (2) consecutive terms. The Commission initially will be comprised of members of the Ten-Year Plan Commission on Homelessness. The remaining Commission seats shall be filled as described herein and those members shall serve three-year terms. The Chairperson will serve a two-year term.

Currently Serving

Term Expires
Mr. Daniel B Anthony  1/30/2018
Mr. Gary R Gunderson  11/30/2016
Mr. David Harold  11/30/2015
Mr. Christopher L Henson Chair12/31/2015
Mr. Alan K Hodges  11/30/2014
Ms. Vivian V Joiner  11/30/2015
Mr. Dan Kornelis Support Staff 
Ms. Andrea Kurtz Implemen. Dir. 
Ms. Molly Leight   
Mr. Henry (Hank) W Marsh  1/30/2018
Ms. Jan D Morgan  1/31/2018
Mr. Chad C Nance  1/30/2018
Ms. Paula B Stephen  11/30/2014
Mr. John T Thacker  1/30/2019
Mr. Tim West Support Staff 
Mr. Everette L Witherspoon Jr.   


Monthly - TBA

Other Information


District Map

District Map

District A
Everette Witherspoon - Term Expires: Dec. 2018
Walter Marshall - Term Expires: Dec. 2018
District B
Richard V. Linville - Term Expires: Dec. 2016
Don Martin - Term Expires: Dec. 2018
David R. Plyler - Term Expires: Dec. 2016
Gloria D. Whisenhunt - Term Expires: Dec. 2016
At Large
Ted Kaplan - Term Expires: Dec. 2018

Forsyth County Code

The County Code is the official record of ordinances adopted by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners. By clicking on the link below, you will be able to access an online copy of the County Code.

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View the Forsyth County Code

TV Broadcast Schedule

View our TV Broadcast on the Government Channel The Commissioner's meetings, held on Mondays, are broadcast live at 6:00 pm on WSTV 13 - The Government Channel. They are rebroadcast the following Tuesday at 9:00 AM and the following Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

The Commissioner's briefings, held on Thursdays, are broadcast live at 2:00 pm on WSTV 13 - The Government Channel. They are rebroadcast the same day at 6:00 pm.