You’re invited to shape Buncombe County’s next five-year strategic plan

Press release from Buncombe County

Your voice matters! You are invited to take part in Strategic Plan 2030 community input sessions. Ideas gathered will be provided to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, who will in turn use that input to generate measurable goals. There are virtual and in-person opportunities listed below. This fall, community members will have an opportunity to provide feedback on draft goals, ensuring the final plan represents the community’s vision for Buncombe County through 2030.

Upcoming opportunities for community input:

  • 11 a.m-12 p.m., Thursday, May 16 – Virtual community meeting, register here
  • 3:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18 – Big Ivy Community Center – Mobile session during food pantry
  • 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 – Sandy Mush Community Center – 30-minute session during regular community meeting
  • 3-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 22 – Bounty & Soul – 30-minute session with Spanish interpretation during outdoor market
  • 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, May 23 – Enka-Candler Library – Mobile session during regular library operating hours
  • 6-7 p.m. p.m., Wednesday, May 29 – Skyland/South Buncombe Library – One-hour focused community session
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30 – YMCA Biltmore Park – One-hour focused session with Spanish interpretation

No registration is required.

Strategic Plan Survey

Can’t make it to our community sessions? Take the survey here to share your ideas for the future of Buncombe County.


In July 2019, Buncombe County began constructing its first five-year strategic plan. Now, the County looks to build on that momentum with updated focus areas and goals for its next five-year strategic plan, mapping out the path forward through 2030. The Strategic Plan works in tandem with the Comprehensive Plan 2043, which guides County land use and development. Moving forward, the County’s Racial Equity Action Plan will no longer be a standalone document; instead, goals from both it and key recommendations from the Cease the Harm Audit will be rolled into the 2030 Strategic Plan. The plan will also incorporate results from a community-wide survey conducted in Spring 2024.

To view the 2025 Strategic Plan and focus area dashboards, go here.

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