Town of Blowing Rock Winter Retreat – Next Week

Dear Blowing Rock Homeowners

The Town Council will conduct their annual Winter Retreat on Monday through Wednesday.

We believe this process is vitally important for the Town to set priorities and provide a framework to plan and implement decisions. We appreciate the time and preparation by the staff and council to set priorities.

Agendas for the meeting were released yesterday and are available on the Town website at

You will also be able to watch the remote meeting on the Town website at

One major discussion topic on the Tuesday morning agenda is a review and discussion of Blowing Rock Ambulance service. The Civic Association engaged Joe Lord to prepare an independent report on the state of EMS services in Blowing Rock and Watauga County to assist the Town in documenting the facts and evaluating solutions to our transport ambulance services provided by the County. Mr. Lord will present his report and field questions from the Council. We will post his report on our website under Advocacy.

The Town Council sets its major priorities at the retreats, so monitoring and contacting the Mayor and Town Council members by email, phone or text during the sessions is the only way to make suggestions.

Normally, we would be in attendance and could make comments on the side with the Mayor, Council and staff. Our plan is to follow up after the Council determines their priorities and provide our input on the priorities.

Tim Gupton, President

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