How your City government works


City Council of Asheville


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.

What does the city do?


Asheville City Hall


The City works to provide essential city services including sanitation, water, and public safety. The City of Asheville employs over 1200 employees.

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.