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Racial Disparities in our Region

Racial Disparity in the Land of Sky Region Report

The killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 by law enforcement officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota was inexcusable and offensive to the fundamental promise of America that all people are created equal and endowed by our Creator of certain inalienable rights.  While this heinous murder was far away from our home, we acknowledge that our region has significant racial disparities in most every aspect of our society.  On average, African American individuals in our region earn lower wages, have less educational attainment, and suffer significant health and criminal justice disparities compared to White individuals.  These disparities are unacceptable and are the result of many complex factors including, but not limited to, a history of enslavement and segregation of African Americans in our region.

See the full memo here.

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 - Resources and Updates

Land of Sky Regional Council's office will be closed to the public beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 until further notice to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) guidance regarding COVID-19 mitigation. Click here for more information.


  • Breath of Mountain Air - Join us for a two-day virtual event focused on how energy efficiency improvements and clean fleets can benefit both air quality and budgets for local governments and schools. January 25 and 27, 9:30 am - 12 noon.   
  • The Town of Woodfin, NC is currently accepting applications for the position of Town Administrator. Woodfin is located just north of Asheville in Buncombe County. Information about this position can be found here or on the Town’s website at: www.Woodfin-NC.gov.

  • Land of Sky Regional Council is seeking Requests for Qualifications for Analysis for Industry Clusters & Potential Collaboration. Click here to view the full RFQ.

  • In preparation for investments through the Recovery Act! N.C. Department of Information Technology's Broadband Infrastructure Office, (BIO) is still seeking residents and businesses—both those who do and do not have internet service, to do the following: Complete the North Carolina Broadband Survey to let BIO know about the availability and quality of their internet service. The survey takes only about 5 minutes to complete and is available in both English and Spanish. N.C. Department of Information Technology's Broadband Infrastructure Office. BIO needs both those who and do not have internet access at their location to take the survey. Those without internet service can do it by phone. Take the optional internet speed test. This will allow BIO to connect survey data with broadband speed information.

  • Land of Sky Regional Council is seeking a qualified individual for the positions of Long Term Care Ombudsman and Aging Program Specialist - Community Health Education .    Click here for more information.

  • More good news for our region - Pratt & Whitney production facility to bring $650 million, 800 jobs to Buncombe County

  • Land of Sky Regional Council is proud to announce that the Honorable Barbara Volk, Mayor of the City of Hendersonville, will serve as the chair of the Council for the upcoming year. Click here for the Officers and Executive Committee Members for 2020 – 2021. LOSRC expresses our gratitude and deepest appreciation to Alderman Larry Harris, Town of Black Mountain for his service as Board Chair and to Mayor George Goosmann III, Mayor of Biltmore Forest and Nancy Allen, Town Administrator, Town of Marshall for their leadership and dedicated service as members of the Executive Committee.

  • WNC without internet access - We want to know where you are able to still connect now that so many places are closed. We have developed a WiFi Lot Map that will help more folks find locations to do homework, business, and healthcare. If you have a facility that could offer this service we'd love to help with that too.

  • The Town of Mills River is now a member of Land of Sky Regional Council.

  • CONTACTING LAND OF SKY - We have a new phone system and our extensions have changed. You can reach us by calling 828.251.6622, press 1 and enter the new staff extension. For all general calls, please enter extension 1103. Click here for the new staff extension listing.



Meeting / Event Date Time
Workforce Board Meeting    
LOSRC Board Meeting January 26, 2022 12:30 - 2:00 pm