- By Ashleigh Sloop
- Posted Tuesday, November 8, 2022
VOLUNTEERS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
The following appointments will be placed on the December 15, 2022, meeting agenda. Applications close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 05, 2022.
Interested applicants may apply at the following website: https://coforsythnc.civicweb.net/Portal/BoardApplication/
ADULT CARE HOME COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee is part of an advocacy network to help promote and protect the rights of long term-care residents. Committee members visit facilities, interact with residents, and advocate for quality care in the homes. The committee is also involved in issues advocacy, public education, and the promotion of community involvement within long term care facilities. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County. Members are appointed by County Commissioners for an initial one-year term and can be reappointed for a three-year term.
ANIMAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD
- Seven Administrators' Slot
- Seven Open
The Animal Control Advisory Board is an eleven-member board appointed by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners pursuant to identified interest categories. The Advisory Board makes recommendations on animal control codes, policies and programs related to animals. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County and be willing to serve a two-year term.
COMMUNITY APPEARANCE COMMISSION, WINSTON-SALEM/FORSYTH COUNTY
- One Acting Chairman/President of the Forsyth County Veterinarian Association
The Community Appearance Commission of Winston-Salem& Forsyth County primary goals are to advise the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and the Winston-Salem City Council about appearance-related issues and to positively influence public and private development. Major projects of the Community Appearance Commission (CAC)include the bi-annual Community Appearance Awards program, the annual Community Roots tree planting program, review of County and City-funded public facility construction projects from an appearance perspective, and advocacy of various other ordinances, public initiatives and measures to improve the attractiveness of the community. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County and be willing to serve a three-year term.
COMMUNITY CHILD PROTECTION TEAM/CHILD FATALITY PREVENTION TEAM
- Two Special Experience or Education in Design
The Community Child Protection Team/Child Fatality Prevention Team promotes the development of a community-wide approach to the problems of child abuse and neglect and seeks ways to protect children from preventable deaths. To accomplish this mission, the team reviews selected cases that are being serviced by child protective services and cases in which a child had died of suspected abuse or neglect. Annual recommendations are presented to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners regarding any system improvements or needed resources where deficiencies may exist. Applicants must reside in Forsyth County and be willing to serve a three-year term.
EXPERIMENT IN SELF-RELIANCE
- One Parent of a Child who Died Before the Age of 18
Experiment in Self-Reliance empowers people to become economically and socially self-sufficient through developing skills, building assets, obtaining education and housing, enhancing strengths, and overcoming barriers to success. ESR stimulates community change to eliminate poverty and homelessness through education, advocacy, and building economic and social capital. Members must be a resident of Forsyth County and be willing to serve a three-year term.
FORSYTH COUNTY HOME AND COMMUNITY CARE BLOCK GRANT ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Council advises the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners on the needs, funding for services, priorities, resources, long-range planning, and other issues, which affect services to the elderly. The Council monitors the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery for service providers and advising the Board of County Commissioners on recommended budget adjustments for these services through The County Funding Plan.
FORSYTH COUNTY JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL
The General Assembly enacted legislation that transferred the Divisions of Youth Services and Juvenile Services to the Office of the Governor. This legislation established the Office of Juvenile Justice and transferred all authority, powers, duties, and functions of the Juvenile Services Division to the Office of Juvenile Justice. It is the responsibility of the Office of Juvenile Justice to coordinate with county Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils for implementation of a continuum of services and programs at the community level to develop comprehensive juvenile delinquency and substance abuse prevention plans.
INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES AND POLLUTION CONTROL FINANCING AUTHORITY
- One District Attorney or Designee
- One Juvenile Defense Attorney
- One Chief Court Counselor or Designee
The Industrial Facilities/Pollution Control Financing Authority aids in the financing of industrial and manufacturing for the purpose of alleviating unemployment or raising below average manufacturing wages by financing facilities that provide job opportunities or provide better wages than those prevalent in the area.
NURSING HOME COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE, FORSYTH COUNTY
The Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee is part of an advocacy network to help promote and protect the rights of long term-care residents. The Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee was established by North Carolina General Statute to be a volunteer, grassroots advocate for residents in nursing homes. Committee members visit facilities, interact with residents, and advocate for quality care in the homes. The committee is also involved in issues advocacy, public education, and the promotion of community involvement within long term care facilities.
RISK MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, FORSYTH COUNTY
- Four Administrators' Slot
- Five Open
The Risk Management Advisory Committee (the Committee) is for the benefit of an efficient and economical risk management program for the County of Forsyth (the County). The Committee offers advice and consultation on various topics related to risk management to the County. Persons eligible for appointment must have experience in corporate risk management, loss prevention and control, occupational safety and health, claims administration, insurance placement and brokerage, insurance defense law, employee benefits, actuarial work, or other risk management experience satisfactory to the Board of Commissioners.
SMITH REYNOLDS AIRPORT BOARD
- Two County Representatives
The Airport Board has been delegated the authority to:
- Execute leases with terms between one and ten years, including amendments to leases, except for extensions beyond 10 years
- Adopt Airport policies, rules and regulations
- Establish annual rates, charges and fees
- Submit a recommended budget to the Board of County Commissioners
- Provide advice regarding the hiring and firing of an airport director
- Promote the Smith Reynolds Airport as an economic development asset. including branding, marketing and community outreach
Members are appointed by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners for a three-year term and must reside in Forsyth County.
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, FORSYTH COUNTY
The Forsyth County Zoning Board of Adjustment is governed by the Forsyth County zoning ordinance known as the Unified Development Ordinance (“UDO”) and by state statutes. The Board has three main functions: 1) consideration of applications for special use permits; 2) consideration of applications for variances; and 3) rendering decisions on appeals of interpretations of the UDO and appeals of the decisions of the Historic Resources Commission and County Housing Administrator. Most of the Special Use Permit applications are to place manufactured homes in residential zoning districts. Variances are requests for exceptions to the zoning ordinance, such as placing a building closer to the street than the required front yard setback. Members serve three-year terms.
FORSYTH COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BOARD
The Forsyth County Health and Human Services (HHS) Board is the policy-making and administrative board for Public Health and Social Services. The HHS Board has the authority to adopt local rules which address health issues and are enforced by the Health and Human Services Director and county staff. Members serve four-year terms and may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. Members must reside in Forsyth County and may serve a dual capacity (professional and consumer).