Greenways Commission

Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • The 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • Town Hall
    160 Midland Avenue
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

To request copies of agendas or meeting materials and minutes please email Planning Director Jessica Trotman, or contact by phone at 828-419-9370.

Members

  • Julie White, Chair
    Term Expires: July 2019
  • Fred Grogan, Co-Chair
    Term Expires: July 2021
  • VACANT as of 3-19-19
    Term Expires: July 2020
  • Vacant as of 2-7-19
    Term Expires: July 2020
  • Robyn Josephs
    Term Expires: July 2019
  • Leslee Temple
    Term Expires: July 2021
  • Julia Weatherford
    Term Expires: July 2021

The Greenways Commission consists of 7 members each serving a 3 year term. 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.

Greenways

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.  

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.

Purpose & Responsibilities

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.