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Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Advisory Board

Advocating for cultural preservation and changing lives through equitable recreation opportunities in public spaces, greenways, and parks.

This advisory board was established as the Buncombe County Recreation Advisory Council on February 5, 1973. Following the passage of North Carolina House Bill 418, the council was disbanded for the creation of a Culture and Recreation Authority. North Carolina Session Law 2014-26 repealed the creation of the authority and the Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Advisory Board was activated by Buncombe County Resolution #19-06-05 on June 4, 2019.

Board Information

Table: Boards & Commissions
Positions9
Term Length2 years
Number of Terms3
Meeting Date3rd Monday of each month
Meeting Time6:00 p.m.
Meeting Location(Currently VIA Zoom) 46 Valley Street Planning Conference Room

Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Advisory Board Members

Table: Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Advisory Board Members — Professionals are required by Statute.
Name District
Carol Peterson - Chair District 1
Tess Williams - Vice Chair District 2
Dusty Allison District 3
Ann Babcock District 1
Stuart Cowles District 2
Ally Howell District 2
Lena Richards District 3
Derek Turno District 3

Board Meeting Schedule

Schedule of Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Advisory Board Meetings and board meeting archive

Locate & Contact

Recreation Services Administrative Office

Contact

Recreation Services
Peyton O'Conner (they/she)
Director
P: (828) 250-4260
F: (828) 250-6715

Mailing Address
46 Valley Street,
Asheville, NC 28801

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