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Parks, Greenways and Recreation (PGR) Services Advisory Committee

Meets monthly on the second Wednesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. at the County Administration Building, 200 College St., Asheville, NC 28801. (More info)


Name Organization
Artz Garrett Enka District
Stephanie Brown Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Cable North Buncombe District
Frank Castelblanco HHS/Medical/Health
John DeWitt Owen District
Rick Elingburg Roberson District
Annie Joyce Reynolds District
Mary Beth Kingston Buncombe County Schools
Dwayne Stutzman Trails
R. Neil Thomas Asheville City Schools District
Keith Webb Erwin District

The members of the Advisory Board are appointed by the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. They shall consist of 9 members representing the following areas:

  • One from each County School District
  • One member who is a resident of the City of Asheville
  • Two members-at-large
  • Board functions include but are not limited to:
    • Assist with communicating plans, goals, and purpose to the public, government officials and other individuals and agencies.
    • Assist with the development of new funding sources for the department.
    • Assist with the development of long range planning for programs and facilities.
    • Promote community awareness.
    • Oversee community grant process. Review and make recommendations of proposed community projects as outlined in the procedural policy.
    • Assist other recognized advisory groups within the department as requested.