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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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 The Avery County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2020-2021 Budget for Avery County on Monday, 1 June 2020, at 4:00 PM in the Commissioner’s Board Room, Avery County Administrative Building, Newland, NC. Pursuant to the authorization of the Remote Meeting Policy for Avery County, NCGS 166A-19.24, and Session Law 2020-3 (SB 704) adopted by the North Carolina General Assembly on 4 May 2020, the public hearing will be conducted remotely and physical attendance by members of the public will not be allowed. However, the public hearing will be open to the public as set forth below:

 The public hearing is being held for the purpose of complying with the requirements of North Carolina General Statute Chapter 159 and Session Law 2020-3 adopted by the North Carolina General Assembly on 4 May 2020, to receive public comments on the proposed 2020-2021 Budget. Public comments on the proposed 2020-2021 Budget may be submitted at any time between the initial publication of this Notice and twenty-four (24) hours following the conclusion of the public hearing. All public comments must be in writing and must be submitted by one of three methods: by U.S. mail, by email, or by facsimile to the Office of the Avery County Board of Commissioners.
 If submitted by US Mail, comments should be addressed to:

            Avery County Manager
            Post Office Box 640

            Newland, NC 28657 

If submitted by email to: avery.clerk@averycountync.gov

If submitted by facsimile, to : 828-733-8209

The proposed 2020-2021 Budget will be available for inspection by the public on the Avery County website averycountync.gov listed under Latest News. 

The public hearing will be open to the public via the Avery County Youtube Channel. All media and/or members of the public that would like to attend will be able to do so via Youtube. The link for the meeting is available below.

Click here to view our channel on Youtube.


The Avery County Board of Commissioners will hold their Regular Monthly meeting on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.  Public attendance is limited.  The meeting will be livestreamed on the Avery County Youtube channel.  The link for the meeting is available below.  
Click here to view our channel on Youtube.

Agenda for the 6/1/2020 Commissioners Meeting

Accompanying Documents for Agenda

Public comments can be made by emailing
avery.clerk@averycountync.gov or calling the Clerk to the Board at 828-733-8212 and leaving a message by Monday, June 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. 


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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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