Avery County is governed by five county commissioners who employ a county manager. The sitting board includes Chairman Kenny Poteat, Vice-Chair Joe Strickland, Jake Owens, Phyllis Forbes, and Bill Beuttell. The manager is Robert Wiseman.
Avery County is located in North Carolina State House District 84 along with Mitchell and Yancey Counties and the western half of Caldwell County. Our state representative is Phillip Frye (R) of Spruce Pine.
Avery County is located at the northern end of North Carolina Senate District 47. Also in this district are Mitchell, Yancey, McDowell, Madison and part of Haywood County. Our state senator is Keith Presnell (R) of Yancey County
US NC 11th Congressional District:
Congressman Mark Meadows
Local Office: (828) 426-8701 (Lenoir)
DC Office: (202) 225-6401
NC State Senate 45th District:
Senator Dan Soucek
Local #: (828) 773-6197
Raleigh #: (919) 733-5742
NC State House of Representatives
Representative Josh Dobson
Local #: (828) 442-4370
Raleigh #: (919)733-5862