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To share a message with all City Council members, email AshevilleNCCouncil@ashevillenc.gov.

 

Individual Councilmember Email Addresses

Mayor Esther Manheimer – esthermanheimer@avlcouncil.com
Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler – gwenwisler@avlcouncil.com
Brian Haynes – brianhaynes@avlcouncil.com
Julie Mayfield – juliemayfield@avlcouncil.com
Antanette Mosley – antanettemosley@avlcouncil.com
Sheneika Smith – sheneikasmith@avlcouncil.com
Keith Young – keithyoung@avlcouncil.com

 


To share a message with all City Council members, email AshevilleNCCouncil@ashevillenc.gov.


Mayor Esther E. Manheimer

 

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 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 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)

 

 


Councilwoman Julie Mayfield

 

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 S. Antanette Mosley

 

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antanettemosley@avlcouncil.com

Councilwoman Antanette Mosley was appointed to the Asheville City Council in 2020.

Councilwoman Mosley serves on the following:

  • Finance and Human Resources Committee
  • Planning and Economic Development Committee

 


Councilwoman Sheneika Smith

 

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 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)

 


Meeting and 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 jmatthews@ashevillenc.gov.

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

 


Contact Information

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.


Updated 10/12/2020