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Bill Lapsley

William G. (Bill) Lapsley

1 Historic Courthouse Square, Suite 1
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792
(828)697-4808 - Fax (828)692-9855


Board of Commissioners Term Information

1st term, current term expires December 2018
Sworn into Office December 1, 2014


Born: June 20, 1948 (Englewood, New Jersey)
Married: Joan Vanoli Lapsley (1971)
Children: Christopher W. Lapsley (1973 – married 2 children)
Steven L. Lapsley (1976 – married 3 children)
Jonathan S. Lapsley (1980 – married 1 child)


High School: Randolph Twp. H.S. (1966), Randolph, New Jersey
College: University of Wyoming (1970), Laramie, Wyoming
Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering


Professional Engineer – North Carolina (1974),
South Carolina (1982), Florida (1985), California (1973)
North Carolina Section American Water Works Association, Board of Trustees (1984-89)
North Carolina Water Pollution Control Association, Board of Trustees (1984-1989)
American Society of Civil Engineers (1977)


Retired Consulting Engineer, William G. Lapsley & Associates, PA (1985-2014)
McGill – Lapsley & Associates, PA (1983-1985)
Brummett & Waddell, Inc. (1981-1983)
City of Hendersonville, NC (1974-1981)
Los Angeles County Flood Control District, Los Angeles, California (1970-1974)

Civic Activities

UNC Healthcare Board of Trustees (2010-date)
Pardee Hospital Board of Trustees (2006-2012)
Four Seasons Hospice Board of Trustees (1998-2006)
Henderson County Board of Social Services (1996-2002)
Henderson County Chamber of Commerce (1991-1997)
Henderson County Partnership for Economic
Development (1994-2003)
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (1996-1998)
Carolina Village Board of Directors (1981-1996)
Rotary Club of Hendersonville Board of Directors (1982-1984)
Boy Scouts of America (Echota District / 1982)
Regional Water Authority of Asheville, Buncombe, Henderson (2003-2006)