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Esther Manheimer


Mayor Esther E. Manheimer
Mayor Esther E. Manheimer was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2009 and was elected Mayor in 2013 and again in 2017.

Mayor Manheimer serves on the following:

 

  • Governance Committee City Council (Chair)
  • Metropolitan Sewerage District Board (Member)
  • Economic Development Coalition (Member)

Mayor Manheimer contact information:

Mail: PO Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
Phone: 828-259-5600
Email: esthermanheimer@avlcouncil.com

Gwen Wisler


Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler

Councilwoman Gwen Wisler

Councilwoman Gwen Wisler was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2013 and elected as Vice Mayor in 2015 and again in 2017.

Councilwoman Wisler serves on the following:

  • Boards and Commissions City Council Committee (chair)
  • Finance City Council Committee (chair)
  • Planning and Economic Development City Council Committee (chair)
  • Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (member) 
  • Audit Committee (member)
  • Civil Service Board (Liaison)
  • French Broad River MPO (member)
  • Land-of-Sky Regional Council Board (member)
  • Metropolitan Sewerage District Board (member) 
  • Multimodal Transportation Commission (liaison)
  • Noise Ordinance Appeals Board (liaison)
  • Police Officers and Firefighters Disability Review Board (Chair)
  • Sports Commission, A-B Regional (member) 

Councilwoman Wisler contact information:

Mail: 104 Kimberly Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
Phone: 828-333-1767
Email: gwenwisler@avlcouncil.com

   
Brian Haynes 
Councilman Brian Haynes

Councilman Brian Haynes was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2015.

Councilman Haynes serves on the following:

  • Public Safety City Council Committee (chair)
  • Boards & Commissions Council Committee (member)
  • Downtown Commission (member)
  • Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee (liaison) 

Councilman Haynes Contact Information: 

Address: 40 Roberts Street, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-619-1776
Email: brianhaynes@avlcouncil.com
   


Councilman Vijay Kapoor

Councilman Vijay Kapoor was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2017.

Councilman Kapoor serves on the following:

 

  • Finance City Council Committee (member)
  • Planning and Economic Development City Council Committee (member)
  • Airport Authority (liaison)
  • Firemen’s Relief Fund Board (member)
  • French Broad River MPO (alternate)
  • Land-of-Sky Regional Council Board (member)
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee (liaison)
  • WNC Regional Air Quality (liaison) 

Councilman Kapoor Contact Information:

Address: PO Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802

Phone: 828-338-9509

Email: vijaykapoor@avlcouncil.com

   
Julie Mayfield


Councilwoman Julie Mayfield

Councilwoman Julie Mayfield was elected to Asheville City Council in 2015.

Councilwoman Mayfield serves on the following:

 

  • Finance City Council Committee (member)
  • Housing and Community Development City Council Committee (chair)
  • Planning & Economic Development Council Committee (member) 
  • Asheville Regional Housing Consortium (member)
  • French Broad Metropolitan Planning Organization (member)
  • Historic Resources Commission (liaison)
  • Housing Authority (liaison)
  • Planning and Zoning Commission (liaison)
  • Riverfront Redevelopment Commission (member)
  • Soil Erosion/Stormwater Review Committee (liaison)
  • Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment (liaison)
  • Tourism Development Authority (ex-officio, non-voting member)
  • Tree Commission (liaison) 

Councilwoman Mayfield's contact information: 

Address: 109 Estes Court, Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: (828) 271-4544
E-mail:juliemayfield@avlcouncil.com
   


Councilwoman Sheneika Smith

Councilwoman Sheneika Smith was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2017.

 

  • Housing & Community Development Council Committee (member) 
  • Public Safety Council Committee (member) 
  • Governance Committee (member) 
  • Asheville City Board of Education (liaison) 
  • Affordable Housing Committee (liaison) 
  • Public Art & Cultural Commission (liaison) 

 

Councilwoman Smith's Contact Information:

Address: PO Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802

Phone: 704-401-9104

Email: sheneikasmith@avlcouncil.com

   
Keith Young


Councilman Keith Young

Councilman Keith Young was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2015.

Councilman Young serves on the following:

 

  • Boards and Commissions City Council Committee (member)
  • Governance Council Committee (member) 
  • Housing & Community Development Council Committee (member) 
  • African American Heritage Commission (liaison) 
  • Citizen Police Advisory Committee  (liaison)
  • Human Relations Commission of Asheville (liaison) 

Councilman Young's contact information:

Mail: 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 407-1181
E-mail: keithyoung@avlcouncil.com
   
   

 

 


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ASHEVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

Meetings of Asheville City Council are televised live on the Asheville City Channel at the time of the meeting, typically the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM.

NOTE:  The Asheville City Channel is on Charter Cable channel 193 and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99.

On-Demand Recordings of current-year City Council meetings are available for viewing online here. To view meetings that aired before January 2011, please direct email requests to Community Relations.

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Note 2: The City of Asheville also posts City Council Meetings to our YouTube Channel for easier viewing.

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