Historic Resources Commission

The Historic Resources Commission (HRC) was created in 1979 through a local ordinance adopted by both the City of Asheville and Buncombe County pursuant to the North Carolina General Statutes. The joint City/County Commission consists of twelve members, with six appointments from each jurisdiction. All members have equal voting rights and serve three year terms. No member may serve more than two consecutive terms. Officers of the Commission are elected amongst themselves.

The HRC reviews Major Work applications at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Please click here for questions about how to apply for a Major Work.

Regular Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings of the HRC occur on the second Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the North Conference Room on the first floor of the Asheville City Building (70 Court Plaza).


2019 Meeting Schedule

Rules of Procedure

Annual Report


Meeting Documents – 2019

Date/agenda Documents
2019-10-09 10/9/19 Agenda 10/9/19 Documents
2019-09-11 9/11/19 Agenda 9/11/19 Documents
2019-08-14 8/14/19 Agenda 8/14/19 Documents
2019-07-10 7/10/19 Agenda 7/10/19 Documents
2019-06-28 6/28/19 Agenda 6/28/19 Documents
2019-06-12 6/12/19 Agenda 6/12/19 Documents
2019-05-08 5/8/19 Agenda 5/8/19 Documents
2019-04-10 4/10/19 Agenda 4/10/19 Documents
2019-03-13 3/13/19 Agenda 3/13/19 Documents
2019-02-13 2/13/19 Agenda 2/13/19 Documents
2019-01-09 1/9/19 Agenda 1/9/19 Documents

Certified Local Government Program

The HRC has also been approved as a Certified Local Government (CLG), which means that the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, with the concurrence of the National Park Service, has approved the HRC to carry out the purpose of the National Historic Preservation Act at the local government level.

African American Heritage Resource Survey


Contact Information

Chairman: Bryan Moffitt

Members: William Eakins, Craig Cline, Emily Kite, Emily Spreng, Valeria Watson, Benjamin Mitchell, Hillary Mannion, Charles “Ed” Flowers, Gail Lazaras, Gordon McKinney, Stephanie West


Archived Meeting Materials and Minutes

Please contact Alex Cole at 828-259-5638 for archived minutes and materials of the Historic Resources Commission.

Updated 9/20/19