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Haywood County’s Gem

The Town of Waynesville

The Town of Waynesville is a great place to visit in any season. Whether one is looking to explore the mountains during our mild summers, gaze at the natural splendor of fall leaf changes, or view snow covered mountains during the winter, the town offers such vacationing for any preference. With our proximity to the natural wonders of The Great Smokey Mountains National Park, as well as, the famous Blue Ridge Parkway the Town is truly a place of recreational opportunity.

Proposed FY 2021-2022 Budget

The Town of Waynesville is currently reviewing a proposed budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year and accepting public comment. This proposed budget can be viewed HERE. The Board of Aldermen will hold a Budget Workshop at 10:00 am on June 3 in the Municipal Building located at 16 S. Main Street.

Upcoming Events

The Town of Waynesville is accepting Requests for Proposals from non-profit agencies to enter into a contract to administer and manage the projects, programs, and services within the Town of Waynesville's Downtown Municipal Service District.

The Town of Waynesville has established a Municipal Service District (MSD) as an overlay of the majority of its Central Business District. Pursuant to State of north Carolina Statute 160A Article 23, the Town may collect an additional property tax within this district with proceeds being used exclusively on projects, programs, and additional services within the MSD. THE FULL RFP CAN BE ACCESSED HERE.

This is an open and competitive process. Any interested parties must submit their proposals before 4:00pm, Friday, May 28, 2021. Submittals must include one hard copy and one electronic copy (PDF format) of the proposal. Hard copies of the proposal can be sent, or hand delivered to:

Town Manager

Town of Waynesville

16. S. Main Street

Waynesville, NC 28786

Electronic copies can be sent to rhites@waynesvillenc.gov or hand delivered on a USB flash drive to:

16 S. Main Street

Waynesville, NC 28786

Packages should be clearly marked as “Proposal to Administer Downtown MSD”.

Task Force on Homelessness Survey

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

Our team wants to hear from community members for our study, Town of Waynesville Task Force on Homelessness Needs Assessment. Our project has received approval from Western Carolina University’s IRB [1703021-1]. We are respectfully requesting your help in sharing our research invitation with anyone you know who is: 

  • living in Waynesville/Haywood County, NC, and
  • is at least 18 years old.

The purpose of this study is to help us understand and respond to homelessness in the Town of Waynesville. Our findings will be used to prioritize housing program and resource supports, strengthen service delivery, and inform public policy.

IRB has approved our sharing of this information through email and social media (per protocol #1703021-1). To maintain confidentiality and privacy, please do not respond to this post or share any identifying information on social media. Should you have any questions or have an interest in participating in this research, please either email Amy Murphy-Nugen at abmurphynugen@wcu.edu or Hannah Minick at hgminick1@catamount.wcu.edu Full research invitation and flyer follow in the comment section.  

The survey may be accessed by pointing your phone camera at the QR code on the flyer or through this link:  https://wcu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2nLtYSX8Hj8t9Rk

Thank you for your time and consideration of this request. 


Amy Murphy-Nugen

Chair, Task Force on Homelessness

Task Force on Homelessness Survey