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Board of Delegates


The purpose and objectives of the Board of Delegates are:

  • To provide a forum for local leaders to collaborate on issues of regional importance.
  • To foster desirable social, cultural, ecological, and economic conditions within the region.
  • To provide technical support and consultation in the development of regional plans, comment and coordination concerning applications for state and federal aid for many types of projects and programs having an impact upon the region.
  • To promote joint federal, state, and local efforts to provide for the orderly long-term development of the region.

The Board of Delegates meets the fourth Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Land of Sky Regional Council, except for November and December. The Board of Delegates does not meet in November and the December meeting is the first Wednesday of the month. All meetings are open to the public. Contact Zia Rifkin for an agenda or additional information.

Executive Committee

Chair Vice-Chair Secretary
Treasurer

Gene Knoefel
Town of Weaverville
Mayor
Patrick Fitzsimmons


Madison County Commissioner
Norris Gentry

City of Brevard
Mayor
Maureen Copelof

Town of Fletcher
Mayor
Preston Blakely
Past Chair County Delegate
Municipal Delegate Minority Representative

Wayne Brigman
City of Hendersonville Mayor
Barbara Volk


Madison County
Commissioner
Matt Wechtel


City of Asheville Councilwoman
Sandra Kilgore

Transylvania County Commissioner
Jason Chappell
Aging Programs Delegate      

Bob Tomasulo
     

Buncombe County

Member Government Delegate Alternate Delegate
Buncombe County Commissioner
Terri Wells

Dir. Intergovernmental Relations
Tim Love
City of Asheville Councilwoman
Sandra Kilgore
Councilwoman
Antanette Mosley  
Town of Biltmore Forest Mayor
George Goosmann, III
Town Administrator
Jonathan Kanipe
Town of Black Mountain Mayor
Larry Harris
Vice-Mayor
Ryan Stone
Town of Montreat Commissioner
Jane Alexander 
Commissioner
Kitty Fouche
Town of Weaverville Mayor
Patrick Fitzsimmons

Council Member
Doug Jackson

Council Member
Jeff McKenna

Town of Woodfin Commissioner
Elisabeth Ervin
Finance & Budget Director
Sheri Powers

Town Manager
Shannon Tuch

Henderson County

Member Government Delegate Alternate Delegate
Henderson County Commissioner
Bill Lapsley
Henderson County Partners for Economic Progress
Larry Rogers
Village of Flat Rock Commissioner
Barbara Jeter

Village Administrator
Pat Christie

Commissioner
David Dethero

Town of Fletcher Mayor
Preston Blakely
Town Manager
Mark Biberdorf

Mayor Pro-Tem
Bob Davy
City of Hendersonville Mayor
Barbara Volk

Council Member
Lyndsey Simpson

Town Manager
John Connet

Town of Laurel Park Mayor
Carey O'Cain

Mayor Pro-Tem
Paul Henson

Commissioner
Deb Bridges

Town of Mills River Council Member
Jeff Young
Town Manager
Daniel Cobb

Madison County

Member Government Delegate Alternate Delegate
Madison County Commissioner
Matt Wechtel

Commissioner
Michael Garrison

Commissioner
Norris Gentry

Vice-Chair
Craig Goforth

Chair
Mark Snelson

Town of Hot Springs Mayor
Abigail Norton
 
Town of Marshall Mayor
Nancy Allen

Mayor Pro-Tem
Aileen Payne

Alderman
Billie Jean Haynie

Town Administrator
Forrest Gilliam

Town of Mars Hill Mayor
John Chandler
Town Manager
Nathan Bennett 

Transylvania County

Member Government Delegate Alternate Delegate
Transylvania County Commissioner
Jason Chappell
Commissioner
Larry Chapman
City of Brevard Mayor
Maureen Copelof
Mayor Pro Tem
Mac Morrow
Town of Rosman Mayor
Brian Shelton
 

Economic Development Representatives

Buncombe County Henderson County Madison County Transylvania County
George Morosani Brittany Brady Vacant Burt Hodges

At-Large Member

Buncombe County Henderson County Madison County Transylvania County
Vacant John Mitchell Terrence Dolan Vacant

Aging Program Representative

Aging Program
Bob Tomasulo

Affiliate Members