Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency The Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency (formerly Western North Carolina Air Quality Agency) Board consists of 5 members, two are appointed by City Council and three are 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: select the Director according to the merit system rules of the State Personnel Commission consult with the Director about problems relating to management of the Agency perform the functions and responsibilities enumerated in N.C. Gen. Stat. sec. 143-215.112 (c) (1). Regular Scheduled Meetings For more information about the Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency Board including meeting schedule and updates, visit their website.