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.

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.


City Council


Council Activity

NOTICE: Until further notice, due to the locally declared state of emergency, there will be no public attendance at Council meetings. Public comment will be taken digitally on all items, with the following guidelines:  (1) any public comment must be sent in by 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting to the google form or by calling in to 259-5900 and leaving a voicemail; (2) must state which agenda item you are commenting on, or if it is for informal discussion; and (3) must be no more than 350 words. We encourage anyone wishing to attend the Council meeting — including news media — to instead watch it via the City’s live stream at this link.



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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.