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 and the City Manager handles day-to-day operations of the City. 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.


The Mayor of the City is Barbara Volk. The Mayor Pro Tem is Ron Stephens and City Council members are: Steve Caraker, Jerry Smith, and Jeff Miller.
Appointed officials: the City Manager is John Connet, the City Attorney is Samuel Fritschner and City Clerk Tammie Drake.


The City Council meets on the first Thursday of each month at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall located at 160 6th Avenue E., Hendersonville, NC unless otherwise advertised. Regular meetings begin with public comment time.


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.


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).


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.