Updates on the Community Programming at the Community Center

As you may have heard, on April 22, 2024, the Weaverville Town Council agreed with the Town Manager’s recommendation to assume management of the community programming at the Community Center upon the dissolution of the Weaverville Center for Creative and Healthy Living’s 501(c)3.


The nonprofit Weaverville Center for Creative and Healthy Living (WCCHL) has been overseeing and facilitating free programming at the Weaverville Community Center since its opening in the Fall of 2021. The Recreation Coordinator has participated as a facilities and schedule manager, while the WCCHL Volunteer Board has managed all volunteer coordination, recruitment, communications, and program operations.


As of July 1, 2024, the Town of Weaverville will be solely responsible for the oversight of the new and existing community programs at the Community Center.

As the WCCHL will be dissolving, Chairman (and expert Chair Man) Tom Balestrieri will be able to officially retire. We are indebted to Tom, the WCCHL board, contract staff, and incredible champion volunteers for creating the unique and special programming we are currently providing at the Community Center.

The WCCHL Board views this as the ultimate culmination of our “great experiment in community health,” where they sought to engage in “an exercise of neighbors reaching out to help and engage with their fellow neighbors.” While the Board strongly feels we have made good on our promise, it also realizes it is now time to move in a different direction.


Sarah Myers, Recreation Coordinator for the Town of Weaverville is actively seeking volunteers to participate on a temporary ad hoc committee supporting the development of sustainable policy, strategy, and structure to ensure the success and longevity of our community programs.

If you are interested in participating on this committee, please submit your answers through this application form by May 15, 2024.

We know that change may bring some discomfort, and we also feel a lot of hope and excitement about the future of programming here at the Community Center. 

And lastly, we find ourselves endlessly grateful for the dedicated volunteers, participants, and supporters in the WCCHL programs thus far, and we look forward to celebrating the continuation of these programs for years to come.


Sarah Myers (Recreation Coordinator / Community Center Manager, Town of Weaverville)

Tom Balestrieri (WCCHL Board Chair)