Neighborhood Advisory Committee

The Committee consists of nine members, all appointed by City Council, with representation from specific community sectors.  Members shall be residents of the City or the City’s extra-territorial zoning jurisdiction, and shall reflect the socio-economic diversity of Asheville.  The term of office is three years.

The Committee was established to advise the City Council on neighborhoods within the City of Asheville’s zoning and planning jurisdiction.  The Committee shall have the following powers and duties:

  1. Develop rules and by-laws for the conduct of its business, including but not limited to meeting schedules, officers, voting, sub-committees;
  2. Develop a plan to strengthen neighborhood identity and resilience, and to facilitate communication and cooperation between Asheville’s neighborhoods and City offices;
  3. Develop benchmarks and standards by which progress towards implementing the plan can be measured; and
  4. Work on special projects that are consistent with the goals of the committee, as assigned or directed by City Council.


Neighborhood Hero Award


Neighborhood Hero Award for 2019 will be honored at an upcoming City Council meeting in May.  More details as soon as the date is confirmed.  Thanks for the nominations received!

Our 2018 Neighborhood Hero Award winner was Sophie Dixon, President of the Shiloh Community Association.  Ms. Dixon was recognized at the regular meeting of City Council on May 28 for her contributions to her community.  Read more about Sophie Dixon and her work in the Shiloh Community and the Neighborhood Hero Award on Asheville City Source.


Regular Scheduled Meetings

The Committee meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room, Asheville City Hall, 70 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC unless otherwise noted.  Check the agenda for the meeting details.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

  • March 23 (Cancelled)
  • April 27
  • May 18 (due to Memorial Day Holiday)
  • June Retreat – Date and time pending




Member contact representing 28805 zip code: Barber Melton (Chair).

Member contact representing at-large:  Cissy Dendy (Vice-Chair), Bobbette Mays, Greta Bush, Mike Wasmer

Member contact representing 28801 zip code: Joseph  Fioccola (Recording Secretary).

Member contact representing 28804 zip code: Philip Lenowitz.

Member contact representing 28806 or 28728 zip codes: Anna Sexton.

Member contact representing 28803 or 28704 zip codesSpencer E. Hardaway.


Meetings Agendas and Documents

2019/01/28 01/28/2019 Agenda 01/28/2019 Documents
2019/02/25 02/25/2019 Agenda 02/25/2019 Documents
2019/03/25 03/25/2019 Agenda 03/25/2019 Documents
2019/04/22 04/22/2019 Agenda 04/22/2019 Documents
2019/06/27 06/27/2019 Retreat Agenda 06/27/2019 Documents
2019/07/22 07/22/2019 Agenda 07/22/2019 Documents
2019/08/26 08/26/2019 Agenda 08/26/2019 Documents
2019/09/23 09/23/2019 Agenda 09/23/2019 Documents
2019/10/28 10/28/2019 Agenda 10/28/2019 Documents
2019/11/18 11/18/2019 Agenda 11/18/2019 Documents
2019/12/16 12/16/2019 Agenda 12/16/2019 Documents
2020/01/27 01/27/2020 Agenda 01/27/2020 Documents
2020/02/24 02/24/2020 Agenda 02/24/2020 Documents
2020/03/23 CANCELLED


Review and Resource Documents


Plans are developed through extensive community engagement processes, and implementation is considered on an annual basis through the city’s budgetary and business planning cycle. Visit Communication and Public Engagements to review The City Plans.


Committee Reports

2015 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Goals for 2017-2018

Goals for 2018-2019

Goals for 2019-2020


Contact Information


Brenda Mills, Neighborhood and Community Engagement Manager




Updated 03/16/2020