We enable our community to shape its own future and create a more functional society by facilitating the engagement and collaboration of our citizens and public sector groups.
Community Centers are Transylvania County's gems, owned and directed by their individual communities, they preserve their heritage and music, share meals, take care of their neighbors, and provide a wide variety of programs that create a shared sense of belonging and ultimately strengthen the social, cultural and economic vibrancy of each place.
Imagine what a more empathetic and compassionate Transylvania County might look like. Project Empathy is a gathering promoting understanding and compassion among different cultures, races, ages and communities.
Transylvania County, established in 1861, is filled with historic structures from rural farmhouses to downtown commercial buildings. There are 18 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic places, along with two historic districts. There are 21 locally designated historic landmarks.
Working with our community partners, the department seeks out grant funding to support the County Commissioners' objectives and projects.
Transylvania County Board of Commissioners' Strategic Plan and the recently adopted 2025 Comprehensive Plan identify active transportation initiatives that are designed to improve the health of our citizens and increase the safety of roads.