Support the County’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance

The Buncombe County Commission will have its final discussion on an ordinance protecting LGBTQ residents on Tuesday, April 20, from 5-8 pm. Commissioners have listened to public comment before on the ordinance, it’s time now to add your voice.

Speak out in support of the ordinance.

Here’s how:

Click here to view the Buncombe County Commission website, then click the blue “Register for Public Comment” button. Fill out the form with your name, email, phone number you’ll use to call in, city, and specify that you’d like to give comment on the LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance proposal. Then press “OK.” You will be sent an email confirmation. Someone from the County will call with instructions on how to deliver the public comment on Tuesday.

In the meantime, prepare your comment! It should be up to 3 minutes long (1-2 minutes is fine too!) and be your personal experience.

If you want to learn more about the process or learn how to share your story most effectively, please email Adam at, for help.

Not available to give public comment on Tuesday? That’s OK. You can still send a message to the Buncombe County Commission and urge them to pass the ordinance. Click here to take action with our NC is Ready campaign.