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Participants of Western Regional Cohort 1 – Adequate Housing

Kenny Barnwell, Kenny Barnwell Orchards

Preston Blakely, Mayor of Fletcher 

Vivian Bolanos, Business Development Officer, First Bank

Greg Borom, Children First/Communities in Schools Buncombe County

Maureen Copelof, Mayor of Brevard

Kit Cramer, Asheville Chamber of Commerce

Clark Duncan, Economic Development Coalition for Asheville and Buncombe

Kevin Ensley, Chair, Haywood County Board of Commissioners*

Tony Floyd, President of Mars Hill College

Lori Garcia-McCammon, True Ridge Ministries and Foundation

Sarah Grymes, VP of Impact for Housing, Dogwood Health Trust

Neal Hanks, President, Beverly-Hanks Realtors

Mike Hawkins, Pisgah Enterprises; Former Transylvania County Commissioner

Kevin Hefner, First Horizon Bank

Jennifer Hensley, Hendersonville Town Council

Holly Jones, NC Department of Justice*

William Lapsley, Chair, Henderson County Board of Commissioners*

Melinda Lowrance, Chair Henderson NAACP

Julie Mayfield, NC Senate*

Robin Merrell, Pisgah Legal Services; Chair, NC Housing Coalition

Andy Nadeau, President, Bank of America Asheville and East Region Market Executive

Angela Owen, TBL Leadership Partners; VISION Transylvania

Robin Ramsey, Office of Senator Richard Burr*

Jay Richardson, New Belgium Brewing*

April Riddle, Western Director, NC Department of Insurance

Jeremiah Robinson, Mountain BizWorks

Michelle Rogers, Select Homes

O’Neal Shelton, Wolf Mountain Realty; Madison County Chamber of Commerce

Anthony Sutton, Alderman, City of Waynesville; Information Systems Director, Biltmore Farms

Hilton Swing, Chair, Board Chair, Henderson County Housing Assistance Corporation

Sage Turner, Asheville City Council

Stephanie Swepson-Twitty, Eagle Street Markets Development Corporation*

Gregory Wheeler, Business Leader Haywood County

Angelica Wind, NC Counts Coalition, Healthier Together Regional Director, Region 1


*Denotes Steering Committee Member