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Racial Disparities in our Region

The killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 by law enforcement officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota was inexcusable and offensive to the fundamental promise of America that all people are created equal and endowed by our Creator of certain inalienable rights.  While this heinous murder was far away from our home, we acknowledge that our region has significant racial disparities in most every aspect of our society.  On average, African American individuals in our region earn lower wages, have less educational attainment, and suffer significant health and criminal justice disparities compared to White individuals.  These disparities are unacceptable and are the result of many complex factors including, but not limited to, a history of enslavement and segregation of African Americans in our region.

See the full memo here.

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 - Resources and Updates

Land of Sky Regional Council's office will be closed to the public beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 until further notice to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) guidance regarding COVID-19 mitigation. Click here for more information.


  • Public Hearing Notice - This is to inform the public that a public hearing will be held on the proposed 5310 Community Transportation Program Application to be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Transportation no later than December, 2020. The public hearing will be held on October 28, 2020, before the Executive Committee of the Land of Sky Regional Council Board of DelegatesFull Notice

  • Land of Sky Regional Council is seeking individuals for the positions of Regional Planner/Zoning Administrator and Project Manager/Regional Planner. Click here for more details.

  • Land of Sky Regional Council is proud to announce that the Honorable Barbara Volk, Mayor of the City of Hendersonville, will serve as the chair of the Council for the upcoming year. Click here for the Officers and Executive Committee Members for 2020 – 2021. LOSRC expresses our gratitude and deepest appreciation to Alderman Larry Harris, Town of Black Mountain for his service as Board Chair and to Mayor George Goosmann III, Mayor of Biltmore Forest and Nancy Allen, Town Administrator, Town of Marshall for their leadership and dedicated service as members of the Executive Committee.

  • Land of Sky Regional Council is seeking an individual for the position Foster Grandparent Program Support Specialist and Senior Companion Program Specialist. Click here for more details.

  • In Memoriam Henderson County Commissioner Charlie Messer (1954-2020):  Land of Sky Regional Council extends our deepest sympathy to his family and Henderson County. Commissioner Messer served Henderson County for many years including a term as Chair and his passing is a tremendous loss for our region.  He was currently serving his fifth term as a member of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners.  Commissioner Messer is the fourth local government elected official (city council member/county commissioner) in our region who has passed away this year.

  • The Town of Mills River, incorporated in 2003, is seeking a qualified professional for the position of Planning Director. This is an exciting opportunity to come work for a growing municipality located just outside Pisgah National Forest. Click here for additional information.

  • Mountain Area Workforce Development Board Comprehensive Four-Year Regional and Local Workforce Development Plan for Program Years 2020-24 is available for public comment beginning on Monday, May 19, 2020. Review the plan here.

  • Eric Hardy has been hired as the Woodfin Town Manager. The Weaverville Tribune Article

  • WNC without internet access - We want to know where you are able to still connect now that so many places are closed. We have developed a WiFi Lot Map that will help more folks find locations to do homework, business, and healthcare. If you have a facility that could offer this service we'd love to help with that too.

  • The Executive Committee of Land of Sky Regional Council has selected Nathan Ramsey to serve as our Council’s Executive Director. Read full announcement here.

  • The Town of Mills River is now a member of Land of Sky Regional Council.

  • Land of Sky Regional Council is seeking an experienced individual for the position of Senior Transportation Planner with primary duties serving the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization as a Principal Transportation Planner. Click here for more details.

  • Sherrye Perry, Madison County Delegate, was elected Secretary to the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature (NCSTHL) at the recent meeting in Raleigh on October 1 and 2, 2019.  Land of Sky Regional Council congratulates Sherrye on her election and swearing in.  We look forward to having her represent our western region in a leadership capacity with NCSTHL. Click here for the full article.

  • CONTACTING LAND OF SKY - We have a new phone system and our extensions have changed. You can reach us by calling 828.251.6622, press 1 and enter the new staff extension. For all general calls, please enter extension 1103. Click here for the new staff extension listing.



Meeting / Event Date Time
Workforce Board Meeting October 27, 2020  
LOSRC Board Meeting October 28, 2020 12:30 - 2:00 pm