Land of Sky Regional Council is currently shepherding a 20-year planning process for the five county region of Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison and Transylvania called GroWNC. By looking at existing regional and local plans and extensive public input, this initiative strives to look for implementable action in the fields of Economic Development, Energy, Health, Housing, Land Use, Natural and Cultural Resources and Transportation.
So far, a diverse group of community leaders have come together to look for common ground and seek solutions. Coming up, we will seek input from the public and ask for opinions and participation in this process. We will look for ideas and seek a better understanding of what is important to our communities in this region. As a representative of Buncombe County, I encourage all residents to attend our county meeting on May 17 and for other county residents to attend their meetings.
A complete list of community meetings and their locations can be found at http://www.gro-wnc.org and additional information can be found by contacting LOSRC. The people that make up these counties are just as valuable as its resources and we hope to hear from many voices.
— Lang Hornthal
Steering Committee Member/GroWNC