“It has been my honor and pleasure to serve as the Mayor of Asheville.  We’ve accomplished a lot in the past few years, and I look forward to continuing that hard work to make Asheville and even better place for all those in our community.  Asheville is a vibrant, diverse, and engaged community which makes my job exciting, inspiring and rewarding.  I am asking for your vote to continue to do the work to serve Asheville. Thank you!”
Since first being elected mayor in 2013, I’ve worked hard to produce real results for our community.  Through collaboration and strong working partnerships, and using equity and sustainability as guiding principles, we’ve achieved more for all of Asheville.

  • Homelessness
    • Temporarily housed the unsheltered in hotels during COVID due to traditional shelter lack of capacity

    • Work with community partner to provide services to the unhoused:  ABCCM, Trinity United Methodist Church, Salvation Army, Homeward Bound, Western Carolina Rescue Ministries, Sunrise, Beloved, Helpmate, Haywood Street Congregation and more

    • Facilitated $2.3M of federal COVID response funding for rental assistance

    • Funded 185 units of Permanent Supportive Housing (targeted for transition out of homelessness)

      • Homeward Bound - Days Inn: $2M (85 units)

      • Step Up - Ramada: $1.5M (100 units)