Recreation Commission


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • The 4th Wednesday of each month
  • Public Works & Recreation Facility
    304 Black Mountain Avenue
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

To request copies of agendas or meeting materials and minutes please email the Recreation Director, Joshua Henderson or contact by phone at 828-767-0064.


The Black Mountain Recreation Commission is an advisory commission appointed by the Black Mountain Board of Aldermen and consists of 5 members who serve 3 year, staggered terms.

  • Lee Reading
    Term Expires: July 2022
  • Michael Neder
    Term Expires: July 2022
  • Dr. Daniel Bennett, Chair
    Term Expires: July 2021
  • Steven Giles, Vice Chair
    Term Expires: July 2022
  • Marcus Duarte, Secretary
    Term Expires: July 2021

A minimum of two-thirds of the membership shall be made up of full-time residents within the corporate limits of Black Mountain. The remaining one-third of the membership may be made up of residents who reside in the East Buncombe Fire District but not within the corporate limits of any incorporated municipality. The Board of Aldermen appoint membership.

Responsibilities & Purpose

Commissioners are intended to act as the recreation liaison between the citizens of the Town, the Board of Aldermen, and the staff of the Recreation and Parks Department. The Recreation Commission's primary function is to recommend policies and programs to the Recreation Director and Board of Aldermen within the scope of responsibilities as outlined in town ordinances. Recreation Commission members also provide recommendations to staff for the approval by the Board of Aldermen on the development of long range plans for the Recreation Department including program offerings and the development of recreational facilities.

All advisory boards and commissions are required to adhere to the policies and procedures set forth in the Board and Commissions Handbook which also includes the Code of Ethics. These documents may be downloaded below.