Public Education

Supporting our public schools and educators is critical to our future. Our County Commission is making historic investments in our school infrastructure and encouraging innovation in the classrooms.

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Energy and Environmental Leadership

Commissioner Newman sponsored the Energy Independence Initiative that will reduce Buncombe County's carbon footprint by 80% and save taxpayers money by lowering utility expenses in public facilities.

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About Brownie Newman

Brownie Newman grew up on a working farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains. His experience includes helping grow a successful Asheville business, leading regional and state environmental initiatives and more than a decade of service as a local elected official in Asheville and Buncombe County.

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