Sister Cities Board


  • 6 p.m
  • Last Monday of each month


Method of Appointment

Seven members are appointed by the City Council upon the recommendation of the Mayor. The remaining fourteen members are appointed by the Winston-Salem Sister Cities (WSSC) Board.

Number of Members


Terms of Office

Four years. Following the initial terms, members appointed by the City Council may not serve more than two full terms. Members appointed by the WSSC Board may not serve more than three full terms.

Chief Staff Person

Steven C. Harrison
Business Development Administrator
Phone: 336-747-7474

Current Membership - City Council Appointments

NameRace & GenderTermExpiration
Kim HutchinsonBlack Female1 

Current Membership - WSSCB Appointments

NameRace & GenderTermExpiration
David Van Pelt, ChairmanWhite Male3 
Wendy Zhou
Scott Plaster

Michael Robinson

Joe Molnar
White Male
Ping Lang

Zhenlin Zhang
Asian Male
James Hunder
Lei Zhang

Doug Atkinson
Terrin TuckerBlack Male1 
Bernie YevinWhite Male1 
Robin Gonzales
Dr. Edward Opoku-Dapaah

Authority for Creation 

The WSSC Board was established by a resolution adopted by the City Council on August 18, 1997.

Purpose / Function

The WSSC is charged with seeking to promote international cooperation, understanding and development through a variety of dynamic exchanges with specific cities with whom Winston-Salem maintains an active, formalized relationship.