The Henderson County
Board of Commissioners met for a special called meeting at upstairs in Expressions Restaurant on
Present at the meeting
were: Bob Williford, Susan Ledford, Lee Henderson Hill, Bill McKibbin, Jim
Maher, Scott Hamilton, Steve Johnson, Greg Burnette, Ron Stephens, Don Holder,
Larry Rogers, Carl Shaw, John Sheiry, Dr. David Sink, John Goins, Melissa
Maurer and Reporter
Also present were the following from Henderson County Government: Chairman Bill Moyer, Vice-Chairman Charlie Messer, Commissioners Chuck McGrady and Larry Young, and Clerk to the Board Elizabeth W. Corn.
Absent was Commissioner Shannon Baldwin.
CALL TO ORDER/WELCOME
Bob Williford welcomed all in attendance at Menus were distributed and lunch orders were taken.
After lunch orders were taken, Jim Maher welcomed the Chamber members and the Board of Commissioners.
Presentation from the Chamber of Commerce
distributed a handout which listed the economic engines for
The Greater Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce 2005 Program of Work was also distributed. Mr. Williford discussed some things the Chamber is doing:
He explained that some
of our Legislators are coming to
Scott Hamilton spoke about economic development, showing and distributing some of their marketing tools. He explained which magazines they used with their advertising dollars. He also explained the use of over 12 domain names that they use for tracking purposes. They partnership with both Advantage West and Carolina West. He discussed briefly the Retention Program and the Industrial Site Visits for existing businesses/industries. He mentioned tax credit changes and the One N.C. Fund.
Chairman Bill Moyer introduced the Commissioners who were present. He thanked the Chamber for the work they do for the county.
Messer, a member of the NCACC (North Carolina Association of County
Commissioners) Board talked briefly about his Board meeting with the
association yesterday. He informed those
in attendance that former Henderson County Manager David Thompson had been
chosen to succeed Ron Aycock as Executive Director of the Association (Mr.
Aycock is retiring after many years of service). David Thompson was chosen from 100
applicants. Commissioner Messer explained that NCACC goes to
Chairman Bill Moyer
referred to the 2005 Strategic Plan the County recently adopted (everyone had
received a copy). He also briefly
discussed the Monthly report from the
Commissioner Larry Young mentioned the need to create more industrial jobs for our area.
Commissioner McGrady agreed with the things the other Commissioners had said. He thanked the Chamber for the invitation for this joint meeting.
As lunch orders were beginning to arrive, Jim Maher stated that we need a balanced economy.
Everyone enjoyed a lovely lunch.
As some were finishing their lunch, Bob Williford again mentioned economic engines and stressed the importance of summer camps on our area economy.
Commissioner McGrady agreed and informed those in attendance that a three-county region was holding an Open House for summer camps this week-end.
Bob Williford again
reminded those present that some of our Legislators are coming to
Bob Williford adjourned the meeting at
Elizabeth W. Corn, Clerk to the Board William L. Moyer, Chairman