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Western North Carolina Public Lands Council

Bear Den overlook on Blue Ridge Parkway

Contacts for Western North Carolina Public Lands Council

Council Members

The seven Council members are appointed by the governor for a term of four years. The Chairman is elected by the Council.

Staff Support for the Council

The Office of Land and Water Stewardship provides staff to support the work of the Western North Carolina Public Lands Council.

For additional information about Council meetings or to schedule a Council member for a speaking engagement, contact Judy Francis, staff support for the Council, at 828-296-4523.

Western North Carolina Public Lands Council Members

The Western North Carolina Public Lands Council oversees North Carolina parks, parkways and forests and promotes the protection, preservation and sustainability of Western North Carolina`s natural and economic resources.

The seven Council members are appointed by the governor, for a term of four years. The Chairman is elected by the Council.

Name Contact Information Appointed By / Representing
Jason Love,
Chairman
3160 Coweeta Lab Road
Otto, NC 28763
828-524-2128 ext. 113
Governor /
County Adjacent to Natl. Park facility or Natl. Forest
Lee Thomason 1 Town Square Blvd. Suite 330
Asheville, NC 28803
828-209-2000 x 2013
Governor /
Buncombe County Resident
Delos Monteith 134 Razorback Trail
Sylva, NC 28779
828-339-4236
Governor /
Jackson County
Linda Hogue 1122 Lands Creek Road
Bryson City, NC 28713
828-488-9488
Governor /
Swain County
Timothy Nicholson 23 Timber Trail
Murphy, NC 28906
828-837-3506
Governor /
Cherokee County
Jason Robinson 49 Old Dairy Road
Burnsville, NC 28714
828-682-3971
Governor /
County Adjacent to Natl. Park or Natl. Forest
Mitchell Powell 230 Maple Grove Church Road
Waynesville NC 28786
828-421-2999
Governor /
Haywood County

 

Staff Support for the Council

The Office of Conservation, Planning and Community Affairs provides staff to support the work of the Western North Carolina Public Lands Council.

Name Address Phone
Judy Francis
Western Programs Coordinator
2090 U.S. Highway 70
Swannanoa, NC 28778
828-296-4523 office
828-768-0561 mobile
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