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 Council.

2018 Neighborhood Hero Award Goes To:

Congratulations to the 2018 Neighborhood Hero Award winner, Sophie Dixon who is the current 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.  She will be highlighted in Neighborhood News & events throughout the year.  Read more about Sophie Dixon and her work in the Shiloh Community here.  Read more about the Neighborhood Hero Award on Asheville City Source here.

Regular Meeting Schedule

The Committee meets on the 4th 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 agenda for meeting details.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:
  • August 26
  • September 24
  • October 28

Contact Information:

Barber Melton, Chair (representing 28805 zip code)

Cissy Dendy, Vice Chair (representing at-large) 

Joseph  Fioccola, Recording Secretary (representing 28801 zip code)

Philip Lenowitz, Chair (representing 28804 zip code)

Anna Sexton (representing 28806 or 28728 zip code) 

Bobbette May (representing at-large)

Greta Bush (representing at-large)

Spencer E. Hardaway (representing 28803 or 28704 zip code)

Mike Wasmer (representing at-large)

Committee Reports

2018 Annual Report

Goals for 2018-2019

Current Meeting

Agenda 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

City Plans

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.

To see a list of City Plans, click here.

Staff Contact

Brenda Mills, Neighborhood and Community Engagement Manager |  Office:  828-259-5506