Public Facilities Management Division


The Public Facilities Management Division is one of two divisions of the Capital Projects Department and oversees the City Hall Operations and Facility Maintenance divisions.

The Comprehensive Facility Study is an important project for the Public Facilities Management Division that was completed in 2023. The findings of the study guide long range planning and investment in the City’s building infrastructure. Learn more.


City Hall Operations Division


The City Hall Operations Division manages an array of staff and contracted services designed to support operations in City Hall and beyond. Direct services include custodial work, elevator operation, and related activities. Also, this division provides specialty services that support all departments such as mail management and delivery services.


Facility Maintenance Division


The Facility Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance of 60+ buildings throughout the City of Asheville. From building envelopes to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, Facility Maintenance staff work on buildings old and new. The maintenance team includes members who have earned licenses from the State of North Carolina in areas including plumbing, electrical, and other trades. In addition, Facility Maintenance employees provide support for key sustainability initiatives ranging from the installation of solar hot water heaters to building controls and automation.

  • Tony Rathbone, Facility Maintenance Division Manager
  • Paul Murfin, Facility Maintenance Supervisor



Walter Ear
Public Facilities Division Manager


 Identifies long range planning and investment in the City’s building infrastructure