Geenways are corridors of protected open space managed for conservation, recreation and non-motorized transportation. Greenways often follow natural land or water features and provide links to many community features such as parks, schools, historic sites, and natural areas. Most greenways include trails, which may be either paved or soft-surfaced.

Greenways not only protect environmentally important lands and native plants and animals, they also link people with the natural world and outdoor recreational opportunities. Greenways provide what many citizens seek-close to home recreational areas, safe routes for non-motorized transportation, and areas of natural beauty.

The Greenways Commission consists of 7 members each serving a 3 year term. The Greenways Commission exists to advise the Board of Aldermen about greenways development and management, to work with staff to develop the greenways system, and to actively promote public education and awareness of the benefits of greenways. Members must be full-time residents of the Town of Black Mountain or the East Buncombe Fire District (recognizing that the Black Mountain Greenways Commission may choose to promote construction of a regional network that expands beyond the limits of the Town.) The Board of Aldermen appoint membership. 

Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Town Hall. To request copies of agendas or meeting materials and minutes please email Planning Director Jessica Trotman at or contact by phone at (828) 419-9370.

Town of Black Mountain Planning Department
c/o Black Mountain Greenways Commission
160 Midland Ave. Black Mountain, NC 28711
Jessica Trotman -
Phone: (828) 419-9300 x 370
To contact members of the Greenways Commission please email them at:

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