2023 Summer Buzz Breakfast Series

Working Together for a Safe and Vibrant Downtown


Final Event in the 2023 Series!


Tuesday, August 15 – Building Bridges: What is Already Being Done and How Can You Help?


Moderator: John Boyle, reporter, and columnist with Asheville Watchdog


  • Debra Campbell, City Manager, City of Asheville
  • Sheriff Quentin Miller, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
  • Honor Moor, Chair, Asheville Coalition for Public Safety
  • Micheal Woods, Executive Director, WC Rescue Mission 
  • Chief David Zack, Asheville Police Department

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Thanks to the generosity of LA graduates and sponsors, seats are available for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. To request a seat, please email us at leadershipasheville@unca.edu. If you would like to donate a seat, please add that seat to your regular ticket order.

Panelists from earlier this summer

Tuesday, June 13 – Show Me The Money:  Funding Our Priorities…Where Does It Come From?

  • Joe Minicozzi, Principal, Urban3
  • Susan Griffin, Community Volunteer
  • Kim MacQueen, Community Volunteer

Tuesday, July 11 – Safety For All & What Does That Mean?

  • Dana Frankel, Downtown Planning Manager, City of Asheville
  • Kevan Frazier, Co-Owner, Well Played Game Café; Founder, Asheville By Foot Walking Tours; Executive Director, WCU Biltmore Park
  • Captain Mike Lamb, Asheville Police Department
  • David McCartney, General Manager, Hotel Arras

All breakfasts will take place at the Crowne Plaza Expo Center. Doors open at 7:45. Breakfast and networking from 8:00 – 8:30. Program begins at 8:30 and ends at 9:45. Individual event tickets are $25, or you may purchase series tickets (all three events) for $70.

Table sponsorships are available! Individual event table sponsorships are $350 or you may purchase a series table sponsorship for $1000. Each table seats eight people. Table sponsors are recognized on all event materials and from the podium during the event.

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For more information or to talk about any of these events, please email leadershipasheville@unca.edu or call 828-255-7102