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. 

Neighborhood Recognition 2018

The Neighborhood Advisory Committee for Asheville (NAC) seeks submissions to recognize individuals or groups who have made a difference in their neighborhood during 2018.  The recipients will be recognized at a regular meeting of Asheville City Council and be featured in the neighborhood news throughout the year.  Complete the application form and return by January 31, 2019 to:  Brenda Mills, Neighborhood and Community Engagement Manager.   

 Please feel free to call with questions.  You can email, mail or drop off your submissions.

Regular Meeting Schedule

The Committee meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Room A109 of the Public Works Building, located at 161 S. Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC unless otherwise noted - please check agenda for meeting.  The normal length of the meeting is 2 hours.

Notice: Fall/Winter Meeting Dates:

  • December 17 (Rescheduled due to Christmas holiday) | 6:30-8:30 p.m., Public Works Building (Regular Meeting)
  • January 28, 20196:30-8:30 p.m., NEW LOCATION - First Floor Conference Room, Asheville City Hall Building, 70 Court Plaza.  Enter as normal, security guard on duty for meeting.

Contact Information

Philip Lenowitz, Chair (representing 28804 zip code)

Barber Melton(representing 28805 zip code)

Cissie Dendy (representing at-large)                             

Anna Sexton (representing 28806 or 28728 zip code) 

Pat Deck (representing at-large)

Billie Harper Buie (representing at-large)

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

Mike Wasmer (representing at-large)

Joseph  Fioccola (representing 28801 zip code)

Committee Reports

2015 Annual Report  

2016 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

Neighborhood Plan On a Page Summary

Goals for 2017-2018

Goals for 2018-2019

Meeting Documents

Agenda Approved Minutes Supporting Documents
 December 17, 2018    
 November 19, 2018 Pending Approval 12/17/18   
 October 22, 2018 Minutes   

September 24, 2018

Business Meeting Agenda

West Regional Agenda

Business Meeting 

Regional Meeting

 August 27, 2018 Minutes  
 July 23, 2018 Minutes  
 Retreat 6.25.18 Minutes  

May 21, 2018

Pre-Meeting Agenda

North Regional Agenda


North Regional Meeting 

 April 23, 2018 Minutes  

 March 19, 2018

 Pre-Meeting Agenda

 Central Mtg Agenda


Central Regional  Meeting

 February 26, 2018 Minutes  
 January 22, 2018 Minutes     

December 11, 2017

November 13, 2017
October 23, 2017
September 25, 2017 - South Area Meeting  Minutes
August 28, 2017
Minutes  Goals for 2017-2018
July 31, 2017
June 26, 2017
June 23, 2017 - Retreat
May 22, 2017
April 24, 2017
March 27, 2017 Minutes

February 27, 2017
January 23, 2017
January 9, 2017 Minutes
2016 Festival of Neighborhoods
October 24, 2016
September 26, 2016

August  22, 2016
July 2016 - no meeting
June 27, 2016
May 23, 2016
April 25, 2016
March 21, 2016

February 22, 2016
Minutes  2015 Annual Report
Staff Report - ADU Wording Amendment
January 25, 2016
Meeting cancelled due to weather   
January 11, 2016


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 |  828-259-5506