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Board Appointments

Buncombe County invites you to participate in your local government by volunteering for service on a Board, Commission, or Committee! Join the team of more than 2,000 County employees, elected officials, boards and commission members and other volunteers that work to improve our Community.

Boards, committees, and commission members aid the governing process by keeping Buncombe County in touch with the ideas and attitudes of its citizens. They help provide direction for the allocation of funds, the provision of human services, protection of citizens, property and our natural resources. The input of the citizens is vitally important to the success of our County.

Some of these advisory bodies have been established by State law and their authority is defined in the North Carolina General Statutes. The Board of County Commissioners has created additional boards for specific areas of service. You are invited to apply.

Application forms are available from the Office of the Clerk to the Board, 200 College Street, Suite 300 in Asheville, N.C. or by calling (828) 250-4105. You may also e-mail or download an application.

Board Vacancies

Table: Board Vacancies
Board or CommissionVacancies/RequirementsApplication Deadline
Nursing Home Community Advisory CommitteeOngoing needNone
Adult Care Home Community Advisory CommitteeOngoing vacanciesNone
Health and Human Services BoardOptometrist9/30/2017
Civic Center Commission1 vacancy10/31/2017

All interested citizens can call (828) 250-4105 for additional information. Applications for nomination can be downloaded from this web site. They are also available at 200 College Street, Suite 300 in downtown Asheville or in the Commissioners’ Office, Room 206 of the County Courthouse.

Applications for Board membership documents are available in the following formats:

Table: Board Membership Applications
Document Package Document Format
Board Application (38 KB) Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

*The Adult Care Home Advisory Committee and the Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee are in need of members!! These important committees are appointed by the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners and currently have several vacancies. The purpose of these committees are: 1). Help resolve matters of concern that may arise during the resident's stay in Adult Care Homes and Nursing Home respectively 2). Act as a link between the community and the Home by seeking to increase community involvement and keep the public informed about aspects of long term care and the operation of the modern day Adult Care Homes and Nursing Homes.

These Committees meet every other month. Members are required to make visits to adult care homes or nursing homes on an assignment basis. If you have a relative in an adult care home or nursing home or if you are employed by an adult care home or nursing home, you are not eligible to serve either of these Committees.

If you or someone you know would be interested in serving on the Adult Care Home Advisory Committee or the Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee, please contact Kathy Hughes, Clerk to the Board at (828) 250-4105 or by email at She can provide you with an application, or you can download one from this site.