Neighborhood Advisory Committee

Notice of Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting

-Remote Meeting-

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Neighborhood Advisory Committee of the City of Asheville will hold a remote meeting from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on December 14, 2020.

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) this will be a remote meeting which the public can access by any of the following means:

NOTICE: The agenda commenting period will be closed at this meeting only at noon on the day of the meeting.  All public comments will be sent to the committee prior to the meeting but may not be read aloud; there are no live call-in comments for this meeting.

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 the 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

All meetings since March have been canceled due to the COVID response.


Member contact representing 28805 zip code: Barber Melton (Chair), Sharon Sumrall

Member contact representing at-large:  Bobbette Mays, Greta Bush, Mike Wasmer, Vacant Position

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

Member contact representing 28804 zip code: Vacant

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

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


Meeting Agendas and Documents


Agendas and Documents

Agenda with Document Links

December 14, 2020 Agenda
March-November 2020 Meetings were canceled.
February 24, 2020 Agenda
January 27, 2020 Agenda
December 16, 2019 Agenda
November 18, 2019 Agenda
October 28, 2019 Agenda
September 23, 2019 Agenda


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 12/11/2020