Avery County NC
Founded in 1911
Welcome to the highest county in the Eastern U.S.
"The youngest county in North Carolina"
Welcome to the Christmas Tree Capital of the World!
Government of Avery County
The current county manager position is filled by Tim Greene, the county's permanent finance officer, who was an interim appointee, following the retirement of longtime Manager Robert Wiseman and a previous interim appointed manager Wood Hall Young. A permanent manager will be appointed by the board of commissioners after a candidate search due to be completed in early 2015.
The county is governed by a five-member Board of County Commissioners who are elected to two or four-year terms.
Our County Commissioners are
Robert Reo Griffith
Robert H. Lacey