Commission on Ending Homelessness


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Method of Appointment 

The Commission is comprised of sixteen voting commissioners. Five commissioners are appointed by the City Council, upon the recommendation of the Mayor. Five commissioners are appointed by the County Commissioners. Five commissioners shall be nominated by the Operating Cabinet of the Continuum of Care and shall be recommended for appointment by the City. The Mayor and the Chairperson of the County Commissioners shall appoint the chairperson of the Commission.

In addition to the sixteen aforementioned appointed Commissioners, one elected City official and one elected County official shall be appointed as ex officio, non-voting members of the Commission.

Number of Members


Terms of Office 

Commissioners shall serve for three-year terms and are limited to two 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 Commissioners shall serve three-year terms.

Chief Staff Person

Andrea Kurtz
United Way of Forsyth County
Phone: 336-721-9373

Resource Support Staff

City: Tim West
Planning/Developer Coordinator
Phone: 336-734-1305

County: Dan Kornelis
Forsyth County, Housing Director
Phone: 336-703-2680

Current Membership - City Council Appointments

NameRace & GenderTermExpiration
Cynthia JeffiesBlack Female1January 2024
Jim Goodwin, Chair (BB&T)White Male1June 2020
Business to be filled

Alan K. Hodges (Hanes Brand, retired)White Male3Until replacement
Property Manager/Real Estate

At Large to be filled

Current Membership - Forsyth County Appointments

NameRace & GenderTermExpiration
Daniel B. Anthony (Attorney)White Male22021
Susan Appt (At large)White Female1January 2021
Shane Atwood (DSS)White Male1February 28 2022

Brandy SullivanBlack Female1January 2021

Current Membership - Operating Cabinet Appointments

NameRace & GenderExpiration
Ron Hairston (Consultant)Black MaleJanuary 2021
Max Goelling, Operating Cabinet ChairWhite MaleOctober 2021
Kelly Church (HAWS)White FemaleAnticipated 3/2021
Robert Martin (Homeless Caucus Co-ChairWhite MaleJanuary 2024
Twana RoebuckBlack FemaleJanuary 2024

Current Membership - Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members

NameRace & Gender
Commissioner Gloria WhisenhuntWhite Female
Jeff MacIntosh, City CouncilWhite Male

Authority for Creation 

The Commission was established by a resolution adopted by the Winston-Salem City Council on August 18, 2014, and by the Forsyth County Commissioners on September 8, 2014. The Commission was formed by amending the ordinance creating the Ten Year Plan Commission on Homelessness, which was established by a resolution adopted by the Winston-Salem City Council on May 15, 2006, and by the Forsyth County Commissioners on August 14, 2006.

Purpose / Function

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.