Drew for deeds (and all people)

Our region is growing and diversifying. People from outside the state and even outside the county continue to move to Buncombe County because of our breathtaking environment and the vibrant spirit of our people. Yes, indeed — we all come from many different places and as a community, we welcome this diversity and demand that our elected officials remain responsive to the changing needs of our residents.

Drew Reisinger, as Buncombe County’s register of deeds, recognizes our evolving population and has embraced the opportunities it presents. Since holding office, Reisinger has done much to improve service for every customer. He has added Spanish services for those who live, or are looking to do business, in Buncombe County. He has hired bilingual personnel and made services available in Spanish, whether online, by phone or in person. These actions demonstrate that he takes note of how our community is growing and implements proactive policies to continue a high level of service.

As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, I know that hard-working people from other countries support the growth and prosperity of their new communities.  Certainly, the Latino community is very important to our region. Giving those who speak Spanish the ease to apply for marriage licenses, record property transactions and obtain birth certificates in their own language is an important step in improving the way we do business in Buncombe County. I’m proud of the work the register of deeds office has done to focus on customer service, and look forward to Mr. Reisinger’s continued, proactive leadership in that position.

— Althea Gonzalez

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