How your City government works
The City of Asheville operates under a council-manager form
of government. The Asheville City Council establishes the city’s
policies. The City Council is made up of a mayor and six council
members who are elected at-large for four-year, staggered terms.
The City Council appoints a city manager who oversees day-to-
day city operations and executes Council-established laws and
policies. The city manager also ensures the entire community
is being served.
Asheville City Council meetings are televised live on the
Asheville City Channel, typically at 5:00 p.m. on the second
and fourth Tuesday of every month.