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Buncombe County’s engagement portal is the home for outreach and listening efforts for projects shaping the future of our community. Here you will find project updates, homepages for boards and commissions, upcoming events, public feedback opportunities, and other information about ongoing projects.

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Early Voting Survey: 2024 Buncombe County Presidential Election

Feedback Needed on the 2024 Buncombe County Presidential Election Early Voting Survey

Do you want to have a voice in how Early Voting works for the 2024 General Election? Take our five-question...

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WNC Healthy Impact: Community Health Assessment

In the next few weeks, the residents of Buncombe County will play a crucial role in helping Buncombe County Health and Human Services identify important health needs in our community and the surrounding...

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Systemwide Parks and Recreation Master Plan Survey

Sow the seeds, shape the space: help us create the roadmap for Buncombe County recreational future. As part of the Buncombe County Systemwide Parks and Recreation Master Plan, County staff and their...

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Featured Boards & Committees

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Ferry Road Development: Building a Community

The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is moving forward with plans to develop its Ferry Road property. The County will begin soliciting a master development partner in 2024 to realize its vision for...

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Health and Human Services Board

Mission and Goals  

The HHS Board is established by NC general statute 153A-77 to have all the duties of a local Board of Health and a Social Services Board. Locally, our Board serves...

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AB Tech/Buncombe County Joint Capital Advisory Committee

Mission and Purpose of the Board

The purpose of the A-B Tech/Buncombe County Joint Capital Advisory Committee is to review capital project requests from the A-B Tech Board of Trustees and make recommendations...

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Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

Mission and Goals  

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Division of Juvenile Justice partners with Juvenile Crime Prevention Councils in each county to empower community...

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School Capital Fund Commission

Mission Statement and Purpose 

The purpose of the School Capital Fund Commission is to review eligible capital project requests of over $100,000 from Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County...

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Board of Equalization and Review Meetings

To watch meetings on-line, participate in virtual public comment, register to attend a live meeting, or view past meeting videos and archives, click the meeting dates below.

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Board of Equalization & Review

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute §105-322, the Buncombe County Board of Equalization and Review will meet as required by law.

The board will hear upon request, appeals from property owners...

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Affordable Housing Services Phase 2: Public Engagement Meetings

To watch meetings online or view past meeting videos and archives, click the meeting dates below. After the public events have started, recordings of the meetings will be available under each meeting...

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Audit Committee

The Audit Committee provides oversight by offering objective advice and recommendations to the Board on whether the County’s governance, risk management, and internal control processes are suitably...

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Passive Recreation Lands Subcommittee

 In response to the overwhelming support for the 2022 Open Space Bonds, the Passive Recreation Lands Subcommittee was formed in 2023 3 to oversee the allocation of funds for Passive Recreation...

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Home and Community Care Block Grant Advisory Committee Main (HCCBG)

The Home and Community Care Block Grant Advisory Committee makes grant recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding allocations of Home and Community Care Block Grant funding and County Aging...

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Virtual Exhibit - 2043 Comprehensive Plan

This is the Virtual Exhibit of the Buncombe 2043 Comprehensive Plan, which mirrors the in-person exhibit happening at Buncombe County libraries on select dates from December 16, 2022 to February 13, 2023....

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Justice Involved Women in Buncombe County: Pathways Into and Out of Jail

Buncombe County will host a special event presented by the Vera Institute of Justice and the University of North Carolina Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health. Justice Involved Women...

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Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Advisory Board

The Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board serves as a conduit for public input, an advisory body, and as a force to advocate for the work and future plans of Buncombe County Parks & Recreation....

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Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency Board

The Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency Board's primary responsibility is to govern the overall operations of the Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency, including approval of industrial permits,...

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Environmental & Energy Stewardship Subcommittee (EESS)

To provide recommendations for action to the Board of Commissioners, the  Environmental and Energy Stewardship Subcommittee is authorized to examine opportunities for environmental and energy stewardship....

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Agricultural Advisory Board

For decades North Carolina has led the nation in farm loss. To combat the loss of our farmland to development, the Farmland Preservation Program was developed by County Ordinance Chapter 58 Article III....

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Land Conservation Advisory Board

The Land Conservation Advisory Board (LCAB) was created by County Commissioners in 2004 to preserve the beauty and ecology of Buncombe County by promoting the use of voluntary land conservation easements...

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Strategic Partnership Grants Committee

Buncombe County invests in a thriving and sustainable community through annual Strategic Partnership Grants. The purpose of the Committee is to make Strategic Partnership Grant investment recommendations...

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Affordable Housing Committee

The purpose of the Affordable Housing Committee is to engage with community partners, solicit public input, and make housing affordability policy and funding recommendations to the Board of Commissioners...

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Woodfin Greenway and Blueway Meetings

To watch meetings on-line, participate in virtual public comment, register to attend a live meeting, or view past meeting videos and archives, click the meeting dates below.

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Justice Resource Advisory Council

Leveraging best practices to increase system efficiency, promote public safety & community wellness.

The Justice Resource Advisory Council (JRAC) is a collaborative initiative with leadership...

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Early Childhood and Development Committee

Buncombe County has established an Early Childhood Education and Development Fund for the purpose of advancing the strategic priority to ensure that every child in Buncombe County has an equal opportunity...

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Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board advises the Buncombe County Public Libraries on library matters, including but not limited to fines and fees, budgets, services, and facilities. The Library Advisory Board participates...

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Age-Friendly Buncombe County

A Community Vision for Age-Friendly Buncombe County:  

The Buncombe County 2025 Strategic Plan focus areas include “Educated and Capable Community” and “Resident Well-Being”...

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Transparency Survey

Buncombe County has several transparency initiatives. Share your thoughts on what kinds of information you would like to see more of.

 

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Broadband Survey

A brief survey to help everyone in Buncombe County get access to fast, inexpensive broadband internet access.

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Ad Hoc Reappraisal Project

Thank you for visiting our project page. View upcoming Committee meetings, surveys, and information here.

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Meetings & Events: Comprehensive Plan

 

See a list of upcoming in-person and virtual public events related to the creation of the 20-year Comprehensive Plan. You can also request a paper copy of the poll, or pick up a copy at...

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Past Projects & Surveys

Coxe Avenue Properties Affordable Housing Community Feedback Form

Buncombe County is seeking community input on two options for the redevelopment of County-owned properties at 50 and 52 Coxe Avenue. The following feedback form uses five guiding public interests...

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Let's Talk 2024 Elections: Share Your Voting Questions

Got questions about upcoming 2024 Elections? Chime in below and on Friday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. Buncombe County's Communications and Engagement team will host a conversation with Election...

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Opioid Settlement

Buncombe County is set to receive $16 million over a period of 18 years through the Opioid Litigation Settlement. Communities can use these dollars to help attain outcomes for residents through treatment,...

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Buncombe County Election Services: Early Voting Options Survey

Feedback Needed: Take Buncombe County’s Early Voting Survey

 

Do you want to have a voice in how Early Voting works for the midterm elections? Take our five-question survey so your voice...

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Ad Hoc Reappraisal Committee-Property Appraisal Survey

Your input can provide valuable insight to the Ad Hoc Reappraisal Committee. Take a short survey.

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Ferry Road Public Engagement Plan

Update Oct. 3, 2023: The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is moving forward with plans to develop its Ferry Road property with conservation, affordability, and public recreation at the heart of this...

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Meetings & Events

Boards & Committees

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