Planning for a More Sustainable Buncombe County
While the rich history of Buncombe County as both a proactive community and local government is highly recognized, as our community continues to grow we find ourselves increasingly focused on adapting to inevitable changes in a sustainable manner. In order to provide guidance to these efforts, Buncombe County is currently in the process of developing a County-wide Sustainability Plan. This plan will serve to inspire both community and local government to put sustainable practices first, thereby strengthening our environment, community, and economy.
A mission statement and vision statement have been adopted to help direct this planning process. The mission statement identifies the purpose of the plan, while the vision statement focuses the plan’s strategies toward a specific vision for the future.
Buncombe County is dedicated to strengthening our quality of life for everyone by taking fiscally and socially responsible actions to ensure the prosperity of future generations. Our collective decisions as citizens, businesses, government, and organizations measurably enrich our environment, our community, and our economy.
Buncombe County is a leader in sustainable practices through the collaboration of citizens, institutions, businesses, and government.
We promote a sense of community through public engagement. We celebrate a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life. We are stewards of the environment who advocate the conservation, preservation, and restoration of resources. We are part of a community and environmentally-conscious economy that is stable and diverse. We have a strong sense of place, and continue to work to preserve our distinctive landscape and culture.
We are committed to continually improving our community for the betterment of future generations.
The text of the Draft Sustainability Plan is available digitally for your review and comments: http://www.buncombecounty.org/common/planning/SustainabilityPlan.pdf
The development of this draft plan has relied upon input from local experts, the Buncombe County Sustainability Partnership, and community members. As we work to revise and finalize this draft plan, please take the time to provide comments and suggestions regarding both the draft plan and proposed implementation strategies.
A number of community meetings have been scheduled to provide additional opportunity for your input. These meetings will begin with a short presentation about the Draft Plan and will provide a forum for discussion, questions, and comments. Please join us at one of the following meetings:
Avery’s Creek Community Club, 899 Glenn Bridge Road SE
September 27 at 7:00
Ox Creek Community Club, 346 Ox Creek Road
October 6 at 7:00 pm
Big Ivy Community Club, 540 Dillingham Road, (Barnardsville)
October 10 at 7:00 pm
Swannanoa Fire Department, Bee Tree Sub-station, 510 Bee Tree Road
October 20 at 7:00 pm
Enka-Candler Fire and Rescue, 85 Pisgah Highway
October 27 at 7:00 pm
Spring Mountain Community Club, 807 Old Fort Road
November 3 at 7:15 pm
Leicester Community Club, 2979 New Leicester Highway
November 10 at 7:00 pm
Buncombe County Board of Commissioners’ Chambers, 30 Valley Street
November 17 at 5:00 pmRead the full article