Bill Mance, Larry Dodson, Joan Creasman, Dr. Gene Bell and Tom Sobol were each sworn in by Judge Thornburg on March 22, 2019. Ms. Creasman was elected by the five-member board to serve as their chair.
The board is fully independent of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and its role is to advise Sheriff Miller on personnel matters. Additionally, any employee of the Sheriff’s Office may have an appeal hearing by the board on disciplinary actions or employment decisions that have been made by Sheriff Miller.
Meetings and communication between the board, current or past employees of the Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Miller are matters that involve personnel records and therefore are not subject to public records laws.