Government

FORM OF GOVERNMENT

Council/Manager: The City of Hendersonville adopted the Council-Manager form of government with the election of 1993. The City of Hendersonville has a full-time city manager who handles the day-to-day operations of the City. The council members serve staggered terms. The mayor and four council members set policy. If you have a complaint that is not resolved by speaking with the department head (as may be the case when your complaint involves a question of City policy or cases that eventually will be directed to the City Council) then contact the City Manager.

OFFICIALS

The Mayor of the City is Barbara Volk. The Mayor Pro Tem is Jerry A. Smith, Jr. and City Council members are: Jeff Miller, Jennifer Hensley and Lyndsey Simpson. Appointed officials are City Manager John Connet, City Attorney Samuel Fritschner and City Clerk Tammie Drake.

MEETINGS

The regular monthly meeting of the City Council is on the first Thursday at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers in City Hall located at 160 6th Avenue E., Hendersonville, NC unless otherwise advertised. Regular meetings begin with public comment time. The Council also holds a second monthly meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. 

SERVICES

The City of Hendersonville provides full services to its residents including: water and wastewater, garbage and recycling pickup, fire protection, police protection, parks, street maintenance, street lighting, traffic lights, and more.

About the City

The City of Hendersonville was incorporated January 7, 1847 and encompasses 6.93 square miles on a plateau about 2,200 feet above sea level. The City lies at the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 40 miles north of Spartanburg and 22 miles south of Asheville on Interstate 26.

Population

According to the State Demographer of the Office of State Budget and Management, the certified population estimate of the City is 14,251 (as of July 1, 2018).

Taxes

City residents pay 47 cents per $100 of property valuation. The downtown tax district pays an additional 28 cents per $100 of property valuation. The Seventh Avenue Municipal Service District pays an additional 12 cents per $100 of property valuation.

Budget