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.

Contact Maggie Burleson at or 828-259-5601 to be added to the email distribution list to receive City Council agendas and City Council related notifications.




What does the city do?


How do I get involved?


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There are many ways to get involved, ranging from serving on a committee, attending a committee or council meeting, contacting council, volunteering, and more.