2020 Winter Buzz Breakfasts

How Resilient Are We as a Community?


Joining us on the webinar to discuss where we are in this crisis now and how we might plan for the future was:

  • Stephanie Brown, CEO and President, Explore Asheville
  • Kit Cramer, President and CEO, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Jim Fox, Senior Resilience Associate, NEMAC+ FernLeaf and
  • Libby Kyles, CEO, YWCA Asheville
  • Dr. Jennifer Mullendore, Interim Health Director; Medical Director, Buncombe County Health and Human Services

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor:

Van Winkle Law Firm logo


Many thanks to our January Buzz Breakfast Panel on Climate Resilience:

  • Deke Arndt – Chief, Climate Monitoring Branch, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information
  • Jeremiah LeRoy – Sustainability Officer, Buncombe County
  • Amber Weaver – Sustainability Officer, City of Asheville

Thanks to our February panel on Social Resilience:

  • Quentin Miller – Sheriff, Buncombe County
  • Mike Yeaton – Chief Innovation Officer, Dogwood Health Trust
  • Jan Shepard – Director, Buncombe County Health and Human Services

Moderator for all events:

  • Jim Fox – Director, UNC Asheville’s NEMAC (National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center)

Thanks to our Table Sponsors:

Explore Asheville logo; Western Carolina University logo; Parsec Financial Wealth Management logo; Asheville Housing Authority logo; AB Tech logo; City of Asheville logo; UNC Asheville logo; First Bank logo; HomeTrust Bank logo