Andrew Celwyn

for Buncombe County
Commission Chair

Together, we can build a Buncombe that works for everyone.

Now Is The Time to Act

Our county is a microcosm of our nation: we’re losing our middle class, failing to deliver services to those who need them, and focusing on the spin instead of building community. Recently our county government lost a level of trust with its citizens, trust which can only be restored through increased transparency and accountability. I am running for Commission Chair because it’s time we do better for Buncombe County.

Get Involved

We can bridge the gap between our government and our community. And we need your help to get there.

Volunteer

Whether working at events, knocking on doors, or spreading the word, no contribution is too small.

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We have set up a simple and secure process to support our campaign with a donation, and we would be so thankful for your support!

Key Issues

Ethical lapses in county government have siphoned off millions in taxpayer dollars.  We need increased transparency.

Learn more about my plan HERE.

Not-for-profit organizations provide incredibly cost-effective services to our community. 

Learn more about how we can grow our community through these partnerships here.

The gap between the highest paid county employees and those at the bottom has grown too large. 

We need a fairer pay scale for our county government. Learn more here.

Our Tourism Development Authority spends a higher percentage of its budget on advertising than any other tourism board in North Carolina.  That has to end.

Learn more HERE.

 

Part of the Community. Here for the Community.

Andrew is a small business owner and “professional” volunteer.  In addition to owning the Herbiary shop in downtown Asheville, Andrew runs the Asheville chapter of the Awesome Foundation, volunteers with first responders through Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Western North Carolina, sits on the board of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority and the board of The Council on Aging of Buncombe County, and is a Big Brother to a young boy in Weaverville. 

You can learn more about these activities and Andrew’s biography HERE.

Owning a small business has given Andrew and his partner Maia the opportunity to live their values in the work that they do.  Choosing products for their store that are environmentally sound for our planet and are often sourced from over two dozen local growers, makers, and artists is part of what makes their business a happy part of their lives.  They are also lucky to have fabulous employees who make their business possible and are proud to be a Living Wage Certified Company.

Andrew is running for County Commission because he has seen the talent, generosity, and commitment of those who live in Buncombe while also witnessing the under-reported suffering and need.  He has seen the challenges we face to create a more livable and workable Buncombe County and is ready to work on county commission to get a better deal for all those who live in our community.

Andrew Celwyn: Better 4 Buncombe

Let’s work together and make it happen.