Community Entertainment Facilities Commission (formerly the Civic Center Commission)

NOTICE: The July 2, 2024 meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be held in person on August 6, 2024, at 12:00 p.m.

The Community Entertainment Facilities Commission (formerly known as the Civic Center Commission) consists of nine voting members; seven voting members shall be appointed by the City Council and two voting members shall be appointed by the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. The term of office is three years. The Commission reviews and makes recommendations on programming goals and objectives; long-range plans; proposals for changes in the fees and charges; and encourages promotion of sports, recreation, entertainment, and cultural events and activities at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville, formerly known as the U.S. Cellular Center Asheville and the Asheville Civic Center.

View current members and board composition requirements here

Venue Address: 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC * 28801

Regular Scheduled Meetings

The commission meets on the first Tuesday on each month at 12:00 p.m., in the Banquet Hall at the Harrah’s Cherokee Cherokee Center – Asheville. The normal length of the meeting is two hours. Meeting and viewing information available here.

Upcoming 2023 Meetings (12pm ET):
*All meetings are in-person only. Upcoming meeting agendas to be posted within 48 hours of the meeting date.

January 9, 2024 Agenda Notes
February 6, 2024 Agenda Notes
March 5, 2024 Agenda Notes
April 9,  2024 Agenda Notes
May 7, 2024 Agenda Notes
June 4, 2024 Agenda Notes
No July Meeting Agenda Notes
August 6, 2024 Agenda Notes
September 10, 2024 Agenda Notes
October 1, 2024 Agenda Notes
November 12, 2024 Agenda Notes
December 3, 2024 Agenda Notes


View current members and board composition requirements here

Member Contact: John Ellis (Chair), Chad Evans (1st Vice Chair), John Pierce (2nd Vice Chair), Yvonne Cook-Riley, Crissa Sinkovic, Erika Gifford, and Shay Brown.

Staff and Partner Liaisons: Chris Corl (General Manager, Director of Community & Regional Entertainment Facilities), Chris Smith (Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission), and Michael Kryzanek (Vice President of Sales, Explore Asheville CVB), Maggie Ullman (City Council Liason)

Venue Information: Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville

Contact Information

For more information on the Civic Center Commission, contact Christopher Corl 

Updated February 7, 2023

Previous Event Information

August 2022 Agenda Notes
September 2022 Agenda Notes
October 2022 Agenda Notes
November 2022 Agenda Notes
December 2022 Agenda Notes
January 2023 Agenda Notes
February 2023 Agenda Notes
March 2023 Agenda Notes
April 2023 Agenda Notes
May 2023 Agenda Notes
June 2023 Agenda Notes
No July Meeting – – – – – –
August 2023 Agenda Notes
September 2023 Agenda No Notes Available
October 2023 Agenda Notes
November 2023 Agenda Notes
December Agenda Notes