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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

Wayne Brigman
City of Hendersonville Mayor
Barbara Volk

Gene Knoefel
Town of Weaverville
Councilman
Patrick Fitzsimmons
City of Brevard
Council Member Maureen Copelof
Madison County Commissioner
Norris Gentry
Past Chair County Delegate
Municipal Delegate Minority Representative

Larry Harris
Town of Black Mountain Mayor
Larry Harris


Madison County
Commissioner
Matt Wechtel

Village of Flat Rock Commissioner
Albert Gooch

Town of Fletcher
Councilman
Preston Blakely
Aging Programs Delegate      
Bob Tomasulo      

Buncombe County

Member Government Delegate Alternate Delegate
Buncombe County Commissioner
Terri Wells

 
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 Councilman
Patrick Fitzsimmons
Mayor
Dottie Sherrill
Town of Woodfin Mayor
Jerry VeHaun
Mayor Pro Tem
Debbie Giezentanner

Town Administrator
Eric Hardy

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
Albert Gooch
Village Administrator
Pat Christie
Town of Fletcher Councilman
Preston Blakely
Town Manager
Mark Biberdorf

Mayor Pro-Tem
Bob Davy
City of Hendersonville Mayor
Barbara Volk
Council Member
Lyndsey Simpson
Town of Laurel Park Commissioner
Nancy McKinley
Manager
Christopher Todd
Town of Mills River Mayor Pro Tem
Brian Caskey
Town Manager
Daniel Cobb

Madison County

Member Government Delegate Alternate Delegate
Madison County Commissioner
Norris Gentry
Commissioner
Matt Wechtel
Town of Hot Springs Mayor
Abigail Norton
 
Town of Marshall Mayor
Nancy Allen

Alderman
Billie Jean Haynie
Mayor Pro-Tem
Aileen Payne

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 Council Member
Maureen Copelof
Mayor Pro Tem
Mac Morrow

Manager
Jim Fatland
Town of Rosman Mayor
Brian Shelton
 

Economic Development Representatives

Buncombe County Henderson County Madison County Transylvania County
George Morosani Brittany Brady Vacant Josh Hallingse

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