The American Rescue Plan

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Area Agency
on Aging

Community & Economic



Polk County Housing Study

The Community & Economic Development Department at Foothills Regional Commission is conducting a housing study for Polk county to determine the housing needs and inform future planning efforts in the county. This study is being sponsored by Dogwood Health Trust. Producing the plan is a collaborative effort between the Foothills’ team, community stakeholders, and the general public. A link to a community survey, as well links to drafts of the the plan, will be available at this page in the future. For more information, contact Alan Toney II, [email protected], 828-351-2331.

Steering Committee

Committee Members:

  • Jeff Fissel – Tryon
  • Beck Kennedy – Columbus City Council
  • Sarah Bell – Polk County Community Foundation
  • Amanda Thompson – St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation
  • Tim Daniels – Tryon
  • Aaron Greene – Polk County Schools
  • Steven Orr – City of Saluda
  • Marche Pittman – Polk County
  • David Moore – Polk County
  • Donna Carson – Polk County Senior Center
  • Cathy Ruth – Polk County
  • Joshua Kennedy – Polk County Public Health
  • Amanda Thompson – St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation
  • Elanor Miller – Pastor 
  • Angé High – Polk County