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We Are Avery County.

Thank you for your interest in our county. I consider it a blessing to be allowed the opportunity to serve the county I grew up in, as County Manager. Together... We Are Avery County has become my motto. This motto symbolizes the fact that Avery County offers the best services to our great citizens and visitors alike. From our Emergency Services to our Governmental Offices you can find no better. So if you are just visiting or lucky enough to call Avery County home; hello and thanks for visiting our web site. Together... We Are Avery County.

Phillip Barrier, Jr.
   County Manager

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Due to the declared State of Emergency, the Avery County Board of Commissioners will have board members participating remotely at the Regular Meeting on Monday, April 6, 2020.  Public attendance will be limited at this meeting.  Any Public Comment will be taken digitally by emailing the comment to avery.clerk@averycountync.gov or by calling 828-733-8212 and leaving a voicemail no later than 4:30 p.m. the day before the meeting.  Any public comment must state the agenda item or if it is for informal discussion and must be no more than 350 words. 

A link will be posted at www.averycountync.gov website to watch a live stream of the meeting in progress.

Cindy Turbyfill, Clerk

Avery County Board Of Commissioners Meetings can be viewed Live on our You Tube Channel.
Meetings will appear shortly before the scheduled time you may need to refresh your browser if the meeting is not available when you first visit the page.
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Check here for updates on the new Avery County Cooperative Extension Community Room Opening Fall 2020

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Subject: What Do You Want NCDOT to Build into the State's Transportation System? Tell NC MOVES 2050.
 The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to build a transportation system people want, need and will use. So, what is it that you want? Now is the time to speak up.
Participate in the survey to tell us what is important to you. Share this survey with your family and friends. Everyone’s voice is welcome.
The survey is part of an update to NCDOT’s long-range planning effort, called NC Moves 2050Sign up to receive information throughout the study and learn more at www.ncmoves.gov

 We need your help!
Avery, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties and the municipalities within the counties are working together to become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation in the process is important to us!
The counties, along with local jurisdictions and other partners, are working to update the multi-jurisdictional Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan identifies and assesses our community’s natural hazard risks and identifies strategies that determine how to best minimize or manage those risks.
This survey is an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impacts of future hazard events.



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