The City of Asheville offers a competitive benefits package to all employees. These benefits include:


  • Health Insurance (choice of several plans) Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Services Clinic available during work hours
  • Nationally recognized disease management programs
  • 5% employer contribution to 401(k)
  • ICMA 457 – voluntary
  • Contributory retirement system (LGERS)
  • 12 days paid vacation leave per year; increases with service to 25 days per year
  • 12 days paid sick leave per year; increases with service to 15 days per year
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick Leave Sharing Bank
  • Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Discounts


Contact our Employee Benefits & Compensation Team


Karen Henderson, Senior Benefits Specialist  / 828-259-5718 /

Departments: City Managers Office, CAPE, Equity & Inclusion, Sustainability, Legal, City Clerk, Development Services, Public Works, Fleet, Parks & Recreation, and Police

Denise Miele, Benefits Specialist  / 828-259-5696 /

Departments: Transportation Services, Parking Services, Water Resources, Community Economic & Development, Harrah’s Cherokee Center, Capital Projects, City Hall Operations, Facility Maintenance, Building Construction, IT, Finance, and Fire

Caroline Long, MPA, SHRM-CP  / 828-251-4041 /

Larisa Lowman, HR Manager  / 828-259-5489 /


Click here to view our Employee Benefit Resources


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