Air Quality Agency The Western North Carolina Air Quality Agency Board consists of 5 members: two appointed by City Council and three appointed by the Buncombe County Commissioners. The term of office is six years. The board is responsible for advising City Council and the Buncombe County Commissioners on matters related to the development of policies and plans to improve air quality. In addition, the board shall (1) select the Director according to the merit system rules of the State Personnel Commission; (2) consult with the Director about problems relating to management of the Agency; and (3) perform the functions and responsibilities enumerated in N.C. Gen. Stat. sec. 143-215.112 (c) (1). For more information about the Western North Carolina Air Quality Agency Board including meeting agendas and minutes, visit their website. Click HERE for 2019 Meeting Schedule.