What we do

The City Clerk is responsible for preparing and distributing City Council Agendas and Action Agendas along with their associated backup material. She also serves as the custodian of all official city records and services City Council’s boards and commissions. The city clerk attends all City Council meetings and provides for meeting minutes.

NOTICE: Until further notice, due to the locally declared state of emergency, there will be no public attendance at Council meetings. Public comment will be taken digitally on all items, with the following guidelines:  (1) any public comment must be sent in by 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting to the google form or by calling in to 259-5900 and leaving a voicemail; (2) must state which agenda item you are commenting on, or if it is for informal discussion; and (3) must be no more than 350 words. We encourage anyone wishing to attend the Council meeting — including news media — to instead watch it via the City’s live stream at this link.

 


We’re Working for You!

All departments within the City of Asheville are operating.  The City Clerk’s Office is currently working remotely; however, we are still available for your questions and concerns.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

This is an evolving situation. Our partners in Buncombe County are a great resource for the latest information on our community’s COVID-19 response.  To receive emergency texts directly from Buncombe County for breaking health and safety news text BCALERT on your smartphone to 888-777. Sign up for AVL Alerts online for information from the City of Asheville.

Contact Maggie Burleson at mburleson@ashevillenc.gov or 828-259-5601 to be added to the email distribution list to receive City Council agendas and City Council related notifications.

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