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Land of Sky names Ramsey to lead agency

The Land of Sky Regional Council has selected Nathan Ramsey to serve as the planning agency's new executive director.


LandRamsey’s selection culminates a search process that attracted 75 applicants. The committee selected four finalists for interview sessions. I want to express my appreciation to each of the applicants and to our finalists whose impressive credentials, experience and professionalism made the selection process a very challenging one.
Ramsey has served as the director of the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board at Land of Sky Regional Counci since Jan. 1, 2016, and has served as its interim executive director since Dec. 7 when Justin Hembree left to become executive director of the Mid-Carolina Council of Government.

Ramsey earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from UNC Asheville and a Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He is a past chair of the Buncombe County Board of  Commissioners and served one term in the state House.

"Nathan’s extensive knowledge of our region and its people will benefit the Council in our service to the people of Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties," Land of Sky Chair Larry Harris said. A multi-county, local government, planning and development organization, the Land of Sky Regional Council reaches across county and municipal borders providing technical assistance to local governments and administer projects and programs which benefit our region’s citizens.