The City of Asheville operates under a council-manager form of government.

The City Council is made up of a mayor and six council members who are elected at-large for four-year, staggered terms. The mayor, who is chosen on a separate ballot, presides over City Council meetings and serves as the ceremonial head of government. The Asheville City Council establishes the city’s policies. 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 currently meeting in-person at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville, typically at 5:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Meetings are live-streamed on the City’s YouTube Channel and our Virtual Engagement Hub. Meeting are also streamed to Spectrum Cable Channel 193.

Council meeting agendas are usually available on the Friday before the meeting date.

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.


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