Two Opportunities to Add Public Input for Buncombe County’s Strategic Planning Process – Dec. 6 and 7

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The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is developing a strategic plan that will guide the County into the future. The first step in this process is a five-year strategic plan that will define priorities, guide County operations, and drive future policy and budget decisions. It will draw a vision for our community’s future and establish a course of action for moving forward. Input and insights from the public will be valuable in determining the next steps of this strategic process.

As the County drafts this course of action, the public is being asked to share viewpoints on what success looks like and what steps Buncombe County should be taking to ensure meeting community goals. Recently over 200 community members joined us for public input sessions around the four goals identified by Commissioners:

  • Environmental stewardship: High-quality air, water, farmland, and renewable energy for future generations
  • Educated and capable community: A community where all people thrive and demonstrate resilience throughout their lives
  • Vibrant economy: A robust and sustainable regional economy that builds on our homegrown talent and provides economic mobility for residents
  • Resident well-being: Our residents are safe, healthy and engaged in their community

At these initial input sessions, we heard an expressed need for more scheduled sessions in different areas of the County and five additional input sessions were scheduled. Make sure to attend one of the last two sessions:

  • Friday, Dec. 6, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Enka-Candler Branch Library located at1404 Sandhill Road, Candler
  • Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Skyland Fire Department located at 9 Miller Road, Skyland

Bus passes will also be available. Please contact to RSVP or for more information.