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Buncombe Emergency Operations Center Recognized with Public Service Award

Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our community has been Buncombe County’s highest priority. We are proud to share the Emergency Operations Center was recently recognized by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce with the Annual Excellence in Public Service Award presented by First Bank.

This award recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the community through the involvement, service, or motivation to improve the quality of life for citizens of Buncombe County. This year, the Chamber chose to honor a group who has served our community with true excellence during this difficult time.

“We have all sacrificed, innovated, acclimated, hoped, prayed, and banded together through this pandemic,” notes County Manager Avril Pinder. “I cannot express enough gratitude for our first responders, public health staff, County employees, and everyone else coordinating a community-driven response.”

We are honored by this recognition and grateful to the following organizations for resources, insights, and dedication to our cause of preventing the spread of disease:

  • City of Asheville
  • Biltmore Forest
  • Black Mountain
  • Montreat
  • Weaverville
  • Woodfin
  • Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
  • Asheville City Schools
  • Buncombe County Schools
  • Buncombe County Rescue Squad
  • Mission Health
  • Charles George VA Medical Center
  • Health Care Providers
  • United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
  • Hearts with Hands
  • Beloved Asheville
  • Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Dogwood Health Trust
  • WNC Community Health Services
  • Mountain Area Health Education Center
  •  Buncombe County Unincorporated Fire Districts

Click here to view the video produced by the Chamber.

Click here to read the EOC in Action series.