City of Asheville holds its annual Council Retreat March 17 and 18, 2022

City Council Retreat
City Council Retreat

The Asheville City Council will hold its annual retreat from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Friday, March 18, 2022, in the Banquet Hall at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville, located at 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, N.C.


Day One of the retreat will consist of opening discussions and review of priorities as well as a look back and review of where we have been in fiscal years 2021 and 2022.  Day Two will contain a budget update from City staff and lead up to a discussion of what City Council will want to focus on for fiscal year 2023 priorities. 

The retreat is designed for City Council to create meaningful change and measurable results for our community.

View full agenda here.

No public comment will  be taken.

This retreat will be in-person for Council members, a number of staff, facilitators, members of the media and public.  

The public can communicate with the Council by emailing them directly at anytime:


Where to Watch

The retreat will be streamed live online and on cable TV. Members of the public will be able to view the retreat remotely through the City’s Virtual Engagement Hub, YouTube channel or on television on Charter Cable channel 193 and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99. 



To call in to listen by phone via Public Input:

855-925-2801, meeting code 3152 



Parking Available in Civic Center Garage

If you are attending the City Council Retreat and have parked in the Civic Center Parking Garage, free parking is available.  

When you enter the garage, you will need to pull a ticket.  When you either enter or leave the Council retreat, please see Maggie Burleson for the free parking sticker (barcode). 

Once you get the “free barcode” you may wish to stick it on the back of the original ticket.

When you leave the Civic Center Parking Garage, you must  first scan the barcode on the original ticket – then scan the barcode that you received at the Council Retreat.  The “second scan” will tell the fee computer to let you out for free.  


Covid Safety Guidelines 

City of Asheville buildings no longer require face coverings, in coordination with the lifting of the face mask mandate by Buncombe County. However, public health officials still strongly recommend wearing them, especially in crowded indoor spaces.

While the public is no longer required to wear face coverings in City of Asheville buildings, it is highly encouraged.

public is no longer required to wear face coverings in City of Asheville buildings, it is highly encouraged.