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WELCOME TO LAND OF SKY REGIONAL COUNCIL

Land of Sky Regional Council's 2022 Annual Report is now available!


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.


RECENT NEWS

  • Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina in Buncombe County just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville. With a diverse population of 900 year-round residents, increasing to approximately 3,500 during the summer season, the Town of Montreat is seeking a qualified, energetic, and professional candidate for the position of Town Manager. The Town Manager manages the day-to-day operations of five (5) departments and over 12 FT employees with a total town operating budget of approximately $2 million. Please send application, resume and cover letter to: Town of Montreat, Attn: Town Clerk, PO Box 423, Montreat, NC 28757 or email completed application, resume, and cover letter to: amurphy@townofmontreat.org.

  • Land of Sky Regional Council is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Workforce Equity Advocate, GO PLACES Director, GO PLACES Coordinator, Energy Program Manager, Transportation Demand Management Coordinator and Digital Navigator. Click here for more information.

  • The Buncombe County Justice Services and the Asheville-based National Institute for Racial Equity will host “CIVILITY,” a two-day training bringing together law enforcement and community leaders. This pilot program, endorsed by the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, teaches self-regulation techniques, cross-cultural communication skills, and addresses officers’ responsibilities under the Law Enforcement Duty to Intervene legislation passed in 2021. 

  • The Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition is tracking the use of alternative fuels in the region. Click here to add information on how your fleet contributes to cleaner air through the use of propane, compressed natural gas, biodiesel, hybrids, and electric vehicles.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETINGS

Meeting / Event Date Time
Workforce Board Meeting    
LOSRC Board Meeting   12:30 - 2:00 pm

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