GroWNC Steering Committee
The Consortium will be led by a 18-member Steering Committee, which will be responsible for prioritizing work activities, participating in the selection of consultants, approving public involvement approaches, and making critical recommendations to guide the project and staff. Steering Committee members will be appointed according to the process outlined below.
The Steering Committee will meet bi-monthly. The Steering Committee shall form subject-specific subcommittees as needed to work on tasks with staff when action or a decision is needed between meetings.
The Steering Committee will be made up of members appointed by the following process:
- The City of Asheville will have one seat, appointed by Asheville City Council (the central city is a required member under HUD guidelines).
- The County Commissioners of each County will each appoint one member to represent the county and its municipalities. It is hoped that these representatives will be distributed across the region’s geography and from communities of varying sizes (rural, suburban, and urban).
- Each Workgroup will nominate 2 – 3 individuals as candidates for appointment to the Steering Committee. From those Workgroup nominations, the Land-of-Sky Regional Council Board will appoint one representative from each Workgroup (for a total of 7 representatives of the Workgroups). The Land-of-Sky Regional Council Board will be responsible for achieving equity in the Workgroup appointments to the Steering Committee, ensuring geographic diversity, inclusion of under-represented communities, and representation from a variety of sectors (non-profit organizations, local governments, business). The Land-of-Sky Regional Council Board may recommend changes to the Steering Committee structure if deemed necessary to meet the Consortium’s equity goals.
- The Federal and State Partners Workgroup will have 3 Ex-Officio (non-voting) representatives on the Steering Committee, one each from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Steering Committee members should be willing to:
- commit their time to participating actively in the Initiative, including a commitment to attend a minimum of 80% of Steering Committee meetings;
- provide leadership, share work responsibilities, and listen to their fellow Steering Committee and Consortium members; and
- communicate with and represent the interests of their workgroups and constituencies.
Steering Committee Meeting #3
Monday, August 20, 2012
Interchange Building, 56 Woodfin Place, Asheville
Steering Committee Meeting #2
Monday, June 11, 2012
Asheville City Hall
Steering Committee Meeting
Monday, April 16, 2012
Land-of-Sky Regional Council