STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA                                          BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

COUNTY OF HENDERSON                                                                                               MAY 27, 2003


The Henderson County Board of Commissioners met for a special called meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the Advantage West Board Room on Aviation Drive in Buncombe County. This was a joint meeting with the Henderson County Partnership for Development.


Those present were:  Chairman Grady Hawkins, Vice-Chairman Larry Young, Commissioner Bill Moyer, Commissioner Charlie Messer, and Commissioner Shannon Baldwin.


Also present were: Milton Byrd, Fletcher Councilman; Barbara Vogel, Hendersonville Councilwoman; Dr. David Sink, Blue Ridge Community College; Scott Hamilton, Bob Williford and Chip Gould, Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce; Ronnie James, NC Department of Commerce.



Chairman Hawkins called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.


Advantage West presented their annual report for 2002 entitled ABuilding A New Economy@ which outlined their programs and services. An update was given on the activities of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development over the past year.  A client activity report was presented by the NC Dept. of Commerce.                                                


There was a time for questions and answers.  Chip Gould gave some closing remarks.



Chairman Hawkins made the motion to adjourn the meeting.  All voted in favor and the motion carried.


No action was taken.






                                                                                                                                                                           Elizabeth W. Corn, Clerk to the Board                         Grady Hawkins, Chairman