Economic and Community Development
July, 2014
Down by the Creek

Herb spirals, tasty barbeque, garden beds, a Recycling Education Vehicle, skateboarding, bingo, and yes the kitchen sink were all part of the fun in Brevard's "Down By the Creek" event on May 3rd. Residents of all ages came together to clean up the creek, play, and enjoy the inspiration of community and nature. 
photo courtesy of Nicola Karesh

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Funded in part by the Environmental Protection Agency through the Urban Waters Program

You're Invited to The Compelling Case for Natural Gas Vehicles Workshop- July 17th

Learn about all aspects of using natural gas vehicles in your fleet and how you can save money, the environment and help our nation achieve energy independence. The Workshop will also include Case Studies by fleets successfully using natural gas vehicles. Light and Heavy Duty Breakout sessions will feature NGV equipment and services representatives. Vehicles will be on display outside.  More information and registration here.
Community Connections -Transportation Options for All Ages Summit

We invite community stakeholders, local government staff and interested citizens to join us for a one-day workshop focusing on providing transportation options for all members of our community, including the young and the old, on Friday, September 19. This event will be held in conjunction with Active Aging WeekMore information here

To help fulfill the Council's Mission, the ECD department conducts planning, economic, and community development services for our local governments and communities.  The goal of the department is to meet the needs and desires of our region now and into the future. 

Upcoming Events
and Meetings 
RC302: HEC-RAS for Stream Restoration
NC State River Course Offerings
Raleigh, NC
NC Complete Streets Summit: Emerging Issues for Complete Streets
Charlotte, NC
Registration is here.

10/14 - 10/15
WNC Mountain Stormwater Conference
NC Arboretum
Contact Annie for more information.

37th Annual Friends of the River Awards
NC Arboretum
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
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to relevant and emerging issues in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania counties while providing a standard of excellence in the delivery of federal, state, and regional services for our member communities.  

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