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Board of Commissioners' Agenda

January 22, 2018

This workshop will be held at 200 College Street, First Floor Conference Room in downtown Asheville beginning beginning at 8 a.m.


  • Chairman Brownie Newman

Opening Remarks

  • Commissioner Jasmine Beach Ferrara

Overview: Quality, Cost & Workforce Challenges in Early Childhood Education & Pre-K

Provider Perspective

  • Brian Repass, Community Action Opportunities

  • Dawn Meskil, Asheville City Schools Preschool

  • Jacque Penick, Verner Center for Early Learning


  • Board of Commissioners & Representatives from Higher Education

Facilitated Discussion: Call to Action, Possible Solutions & Next Steps

  • Rachael Nygaard