Introducing Our New Town Planner, Tony Williams!

The Board of Commissioners approved the creation of a new full-time position within the Town’s Administration department in January 2023. The newly created Town Planner position was advertised in late January and the Town received over twenty applications for the position. Interviews were conducted with four candidates in March 2023 and two finalists returned for an interview panel with members of the Town staff and the Town Attorney. We are pleased to announce that Mr. Tony Williams was selected as the Town’s first full-time planner.

Mr. Williams is a native of Buncombe County and has extensive experience in both planning and code enforcement. A graduate of North Buncombe High School and UNC-Charlotte, Mr. Williams began his career in this sector as the Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Hendersonville in the mid-2000s. Subsequently, he served in the Madison County government from 2007-2018 as the Zoning Administrator/Code Enforcement Officer, Fire Marshal, and finally as the Director of Inspections and Planning and Zoning. Most recently, Mr. Williams has served as a building inspector with Buncombe County.

Mr. Williams did an outstanding job during the interview process and has a great demeanor and perspective – he will be a tremendous asset to the Town. His first day was Monday, May 8 so please welcome him when you see him in Town.