Meet City Council

Mayor Esther E. Manheimer

Mayor Esther E. Manheimer
PO Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
828-259-5600
esthermanheimer@avlcouncil.com

Mayor Esther E. Manheimer was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2009 and was elected Mayor in 2013 and again in 2017.

Mayor Manheimer serves on the following:

  • Governance Committee City Council (Chair)
  • Metropolitan Sewerage District Board (Member)
  • Economic Development Coalition (Member)

Vice Mayor and Councilwoman Gwen Wisler

Councilwoman Gwen Wisler
104 Kimberly Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
828-333-1767
gwenwisler@avlcouncil.com

Councilwoman Gwen Wisler was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2013 and elected as Vice Mayor in 2015 and again in 2017.

Councilwoman Wisler serves on the following:

  • Asheville City Board of Education (liaison)
  • Boards and Commissions City Council Committee (chair)
  • Finance City Council Committee (chair)
  • Planning and Economic Development City Council Committee (member)
  • Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (liaison)
  • Audit Committee (member)
  • Civil Service Board (Liaison)
  • French Broad River MPO (member)
  • Metropolitan Sewerage District Board (member)
  • Multimodal Transportation Commission (liaison)
  • Noise Ordinance Appeals Board (liaison)
  • Police Officers and Firefighters Disability Review Board (Chair)
  • Public Safety Committee (member)
  • Sports Commission, A-B Regional (member)

Councilman Brian Haynes

Councilman Brian Haynes
40 Roberts Street, Asheville, NC 28801
828-619-1776
brianhaynes@avlcouncil.com

Councilman Brian Haynes was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2015.

Councilman Haynes serves on the following:

  • Public Safety City Council Committee (chair)
  • Boards & Commissions Council Committee (member)
  • Downtown Commission (member)
  • Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee (liaison)

Councilman Vijay Kapoor

Councilman Vijay Kapoor
PO Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
828-424-7773
vijaykapoor@avlcouncil.com

Councilman Vijay Kapoor was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2017.

Councilman Kapoor serves on the following:

  • Finance City Council Committee (member)
  • Planning and Economic Development City Council Committee (member)
  • Airport Authority (liaison)
  • Firemen’s Relief Fund Board (member)
  • French Broad River MPO (alternate)
  • Land-of-Sky Regional Council Board (member)
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee (liaison)
  • WNC Regional Air Quality (liaison)

Councilwoman Julie Mayfield

Vice Mayor Julie Mayfield
P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
(828) 271-4544
juliemayfield@avlcouncil.com

Councilwoman Julie Mayfield was elected to Asheville City Council in 2015.

Councilwoman Mayfield serves on the following:

  • Finance City Council Committee (member)
  • Housing and Community Development City Council Committee (chair)
  • Planning & Economic Development Council Committee (member)
  • Asheville Regional Housing Consortium (member)
  • French Broad Metropolitan Planning Organization (member)
  • Historic Resources Commission (liaison)
  • Housing Authority (liaison)
  • Planning and Zoning Commission (liaison)
  • Riverfront Redevelopment Commission (member)
  • Soil Erosion/Stormwater Review Committee (liaison)
  • Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment (liaison)
  • Tourism Development Authority (ex-officio, non-voting member)
  • Tree Commission (liaison)

Councilwoman Sheneika Smith

Councilwoman Sheneika Smith
PO Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
704-401-9104
sheneikasmith@avlcouncil.com

Councilwoman Sheneika Smith was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2017.

Councilwoman Smith serves on the following:

  • Housing & Community Development Council Committee (member)
  • Public Safety Council Committee (member)
  • Governance Committee (member)
  • Affordable Housing Committee (liaison)
  • Public Art & Cultural Commission (liaison)

Councilman Keith Young

Councilman Keith Young
18 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 407-1181
keithyoung@avlcouncil.com

Councilman Keith Young was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2015.

Councilman Young serves on the following:

  • Boards and Commissions City Council Committee (member)
  • Governance Council Committee (member)
  • Housing & Community Development Council Committee (member)
  • African American Heritage Commission (liaison)
  • Citizen Police Advisory Committee (liaison)
  • Human Relations Commission of Asheville (liaison)

 


 

How can I share a message with all Council members?

You may send an email to all Council members at this email address: AshevilleNCCouncil@ashevillenc.gov

There are also opportunities to speak at Council Meetings. Read more about Council Meetings.

 


Meeting & Event Requests

If you would like to invite the mayor to an event or request a meeting with the mayor, you can submit a request to:

Jaime Matthews, Assistant to the City Manager
Phone: (828) 232-4541
E-mail: jmatthews@ashevillenc.gov

Please include the following information in your request:

  • Name of Requestor
  • Purpose of Meeting
  • Contact Information: (both e-mail and phone are preferred)
  • Date of Event
  • Time of Event
  • Location of Event
  • Amount of Time Request (up to 1 hr in 15 min increments)
  • Date Requested
  • If the Mayor is unable to attend, are you amenable to a councilmember attending in the mayor’s stead? (YES or NO)
  • Any other request or pertinent information for the Mayor or Councilmember you are requesting

Note: If you are requesting a speaking engagement, please attach or e-mail information in relation to the topic and desired event format to jrobison@ashevillenc.gov.

You may also contact the city manager’s office directly to schedule meetings with the mayor.