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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 Sheneika Smith – sheneikasmith@avlcouncil.com

Sandra Kilgore – sandrakilgore@avlcouncil.com
Antanette Mosley – antanettemosley@avlcouncil.com
Kim Roney – kimroney@avlcouncil.com
Sage Turner – sageturner@avlcouncil.com
Gwen Wisler – gwenwisler@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 Council Committees:

  • Governance Committee City Council (Chair)

Mayor Manheimer is a liaison/member of these Boards and Commissions

  • Metropolitan Sewerage District Board
  • Economic Development Coalition
  • Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Justice Resource Advisory Committee

 


Vice Mayor Sheneika Smith

 

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

Vice Mayor Smith serves on the following Council Committees:

  • Boards and Commissions Committee (Chair)
  • Housing & Community Development Council Committee
  • Public Safety Council Committee

Vice Mayor Smith is a liaison/member of these Boards and Commissions

  • Public Art & Cultural Commission

 


Councilwoman Sandra Kilgore

 

Councilwoman Sandra Kilgore was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2020.

sandrakilgore@avlcouncil.com

Councilwoman Kilgore serves on the following Council Committees:

  • Finance Committee
  • Public Safety Committee
  • Planning & Economic Development

Councilwoman Kilgore is a liaison/member of these Boards and Commissions:

  • African American Heritage Commission
  • Asheville Area Regional Airport Authority
  • Board of Adjustment
  • Land of Sky Regional Council
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Recreation Board
  • Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (ex-officio non voting)

 


Councilwoman S. Antanette Mosley

 

antanette mosley

antanettemosley@avlcouncil.com

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

Councilwoman Mosley serves on the following Council Committees:

  • Housing and Community Development Committee
  • Boards and Commissions Committee

Councilwoman Mosley is a liaison/member of these Boards and Commissions:

  • Civic Center Commission
  • Firemen’s Local Relief Fund
  • Housing Authority
  • Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

 


Councilwoman Kim Roney

Councilwoman Kim Roney was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2020.
kimroney@avlcouncil.com

Councilwoman Roney serves on the following Council Committees:

  • Governance
  • Public Safety Committee
  • Board & Commission Committee

Councilwoman Roney is a liaison/member of these Boards and Commissions:

  • Citizens Police Advisory Committee
  • French Broad River MPO
  • Human Relations Commission
  • Multimodal Transportation Commission
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee
  • Soil Erosion/Stormwater Review Committee
  • Urban Forestry Commission
  • Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee

 


Councilwoman Sage Turner

Councilwoman Sage Turner was elected to the Asheville City Council in 2020.

sageturner@avlcouncil.com

Councilwoman Turner serves on the following Council Committees:

  • Finance Committee
  • Housing & Community Development (chair)
  • Planning & Economic Development

 

Councilwoman Turner is a liaison/member of these Boards and Commissions:

  • Downtown Commission
  • Board of Electrical Examiners
  • Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission
  • Regional Housing Consortium
  • Sports Commission

 


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 Council Committees:

  • Planning & Economic Development (chair)
  • Finance Committee (chair)
  • Governance

Councilwoman Wisler is a liaison/member of these Boards and Commissions:

  • ABC Board
  • Audit Committee
  • French Broad River MPO
  • Historic Resources Commission
  • MSD
  • Asheville City School Board
  • Civil Service Board
  • Mountain Community Capital Fund

 


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 12/9/2020