“The Land of Sky Regional Council (LOSRC) first began in 1966. Over the years, it has been responsible for programs and partnerships that work to positively impact the people of Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania counties. The four counties’ regional landscape varies from fertile valleys to mountainous peaks, with the Blue Ridge Parkway weaving through the aptly named ‘Land of Sky.’ These neighboring counties run north to south, touching state lines in opposite directions.

LOSRC serves 71 local governments in the region and its mission is to ‘provide creative regional solutions to relevant and emerging issues … while providing a standard of excellence in the delivery of federal, state, and regional services for our member communities.’ These solutions have included workforce development, supporting an aging population, spearheading volunteer services, and more. As of a little over a year ago, the council added educational attainment to that list.”

-Authors Caroline Parker and Robert Kinlaw

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