Contact City Council Members

Mayor Barbara Volk

Mayor VolkBarbara has served on the City Council since 1989. She is originally from Chicago and moved to Hendersonville in 1975. She attended Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana and earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics. She also received a degree as a medical record administrator from the allied health school at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. She is self-employed and provides computer-related services to small businesses and works as a registered parliamentarian. She and her husband, Pediatrician James Volk, decided to relocate to Hendersonville after Dr. Volk received a job opportunity. They wanted to live in a town that is small and family friendly. She is the first female mayor serving the City and has served as Mayor since November 2009.

 

 

 

 

Mayor Pro Tempore Jerry A. Smith, Jr.

Originally from Wilson, NC, Jerry, and his wife, Dr. Anne Smith of Concord, NC, moved to Henderson County in 2000 to start a family. All three of Jerry and Anne's children were born in Hendersonville. Jerry is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA), North Carolina Central University School of Law (JD) and George Mason University (M.Ed.) Jerry has been a teacher, baseball coach and mock trial coach at Hendersonville High School since 2000 and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Prior to his election to City Council in 2009, Jerry served on the Apple Country Greenway Commission for four years, three years as chairman. Both of Jerry's parents worked in local and state government, and Jerry feels fortunate to continue that tradition serving the residents of Hendersonville and Henderson County.

Jerry has served on the City Council since elected in November 2009. He was selected as Mayor Pro Tempore by his fellow Council members in December 2019.

 

 

Council Member Jeffery Lane Miller

Jeff Miller photoJeff graduated from Hendersonville High School, is a member of Hendersonville High School Hall of Fame, and a graduate of Appalachian State University. He is married to Tamara Mathis Miller and they have one son, Beck, who attends Wake Forest University. He is the owner of Miller's Laundry and Cleaners, Inc., a family-owned laundry and dry cleaning business in operation since 1915.

Jeff is Past President of the Henderson County YMCA, Past President of Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County, Past President of Founding Board of Henderson County Heritage Museum, Former Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Margaret R. Pardee Hospital, Chairman of Small Grants Committee, Board of Directors Henderson County Community Foundation, Founder and President of HonorAir, Inc., and Co-Founder of the Honor Flight Network.

Jeff's awards include:

Caring Hall of Fame Award, 2014; Presidential Citizens Medal 2008, Presented by President Bush in the Oval Office; State of North Carolina, Order of The Long Leaf Pine; Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award; IFI Meritorious; Service Diamond Achievement Award; Carolina Freedom Foundation Award for Patriotism; National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Gold Citizenship Medal; National Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and Civitan Man of the Year Award

Jeff has served on the Hendersonville Planning and Zoning Board, the ABC Board, the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Henderson County Merchants Division Board Member, and First Citizens Bank, NC Board of Directors. He was elected to the City Council in November 2013.

Council Member Dr. Jennifer Hensley

Jennifer Hensley photoOriginally from Ohio, Dr. Jennifer Hensley completed undergraduate studies there, and moved on to Davenport, Iowa to obtain her Doctorate of Chiropractic. Upon graduation in 2003,she moved to Hendersonville to start a practice. She is married to Kevin, who is from Asheville, and together they are raising their beautiful children, Shelby and Enzo. They live in historic downtown Hendersonville. Dr. Hensley is the Chair of Henderson County Social Services Board, Child Fatality and Protection Board, and represents seven counties in Western North Carolina on the State Board of Social Services Boards. She was also the Past Vice-Chair of the Parks and Recreation Board. She is passionate about greenways in our community and was part of the Henderson County Greenway Expansion Committee. Dr. Hensley is a successful business woman in the community, and has owned and operated her clinic for 16 years. She was named Best of Blue Ridge's Chiropractor is 2018. She is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, and is an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She enjoys running half marathons, and cooking with her children.

Dr. Hensley is proud to be a newly elected younger woman to serve all the residents of Hendersonville. She was elected to the City Council in November 2019.

 

Council Member Lyndsey Simpson

photo of Lyndsey SimpsonLyndsey was born and raised in Titusville, Florida, near Kennedy Space Center, and moved to Hendersonville in the summer of 2016 with her husband of 10 years, Tony, and son, Cole.

Lyndsey earned her B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida and now owns local graphic studio LS Creative, which specializes in branding and print design. Almost immediately after moving here, Lyndsey became involved with the community in a variety of ways. She is the former Board President for Hands On! Children's Museum, a member of the Kiwanis Service First Committee, a member of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce, a Henderson County Public Schools Volunteer and a graduate of both the Henderson County VISION Program and the United Way's Rising Leaders Program.

Lyndsey feels very fortunate to live in Hendersonville and is honored to be able to serve her community in the capacity of City Council after being elected in 2019.

 

City Council Contact Information:

Mayor Barbara Volk
Please send written correspondence to:
City Hall
160 6th Ave. E.
Hendersonville NC 28792-4328

(828)697-3000(828)693-5692Email Mayor Barbara Volk

Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Smith
Please send written correspondence to:
City Hall
160 6th Ave. E.
Hendersonville NC 28792-4328

(828)243-9123 Email Jerry Smith
Council Member Jeff Miller
Please send written correspondence to:
City Hall
160 6th Ave. E.
Hendersonville NC 28792-4328
(828)693-7426 Email Jeff Miller
Council Member Jennifer Hensley
Please send written correspondence to:
804 5th Ave. W.
Hendersonville NC 28739
(828)606-3703 Email Dr. Jennifer Hensley
Council Member Lyndsey Simpson
Please send written correspondence to:
City Hall
160 6th Ave. E.
Hendersonville NC 28792-4328
(828)513-8667 Email Lyndsey Simpson
Collectively Email City Council   Email City Council

 Written correspondence to the Mayor and Council Members may also be sent to: City Hall, 160 Sixth Avenue East, Hendersonville, NC 28792-4328.