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Racial Disparities in our Region

 Racial Disparity in the Land of Sky Region Report

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.


  •  The Mountain Area Workforce Development Board is seeking proposals for NCWorks Dislocated Worker Outreach. Click here for more details.

  • More good news for our region - Pratt & Whitney production facility to bring $650 million, 800 jobs to Buncombe County

  • Land of Sky Regional Council is seeking individuals for the positions of Administrative and Finance Clerk and TDM Coordinator. 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 May 25, 2021  
LOSRC Board Meeting April 28, 2021 12:30 - 2:00 pm