Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee

The Committee shall provide input and guidance for the City Council’s strategic objective to prioritize equity and inclusion and create a culture of belonging, address past inequities, and treat everyone with respect and dignity, subject to such limitations as may be imposed by state law or by ordinances of the city. The terms of the charter shall govern the activities of the Committee.  However, to the extent that this Charter conflicts with North Carolina Law, North Carolina shall control.  

The City of Hendersonville Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee was formed on June 3, 2021 by City Council. You may view the Charter & Rules of Procedure here

Membership & Terms

The Committee consists of seven (7) at- large members and with the Mayor serving as the City Council liaison, and the Mayor Pro Tempore serving as the alternate City Council liaison. The City Council liaison and alternate liaison are not considered members for purposes of quorum or voting. Committee members shall be appointed to staggered three-year terms by the City Council annually in June. No member shall serve more than two consecutive full three-year terms. Members shall serve without compensation. At the end of a member’s term they must take a one-year hiatus before seeking reappointment to the Committee. 

Meetings

Meetings of the City of Hendersonville Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee are held Bi-Monthly on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 5:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the City Operations Building located at 305 Williams St. Hendersonville NC. The regular meetings will be conducted in person. 

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Agenda's & Minutes

 

Contact:

Angela Reece, City Clerk 
160 Sixth Avenue E
Hendersonville, NC 28792
email or (828) 697-3005

Members

City Council Liaison - Mayor Barbara Volk
City Council Liaison - Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Smith
Jayne Jennings, Chair - June 2022
Josh Williams, Vice Chair - June 2022
Nancy Diaz - June 2022
Melinda Lowrance - June 2022
Eric Gash - June 2023
Laura Bannister - June 2024
Florence Allbaugh - June 2024