Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

Buncombe County Commission, District 1


Jamie will continue to be an LGBTQ voice on the Buncombe County Commission


Raised in North Carolina, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is a minister in the United Church of Christ and the Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality, which promotes LGBTQ equality across the South. She was elected to Buncombe County Commission in 2016, representing, District 1 and currently serves as Vice Chair.

She currently chairs the Early Childhood Education and Development Committee and serves on the Justice Resource Advisory Council. She focuses on policies that create a community where every person can thrive, including early childhood education, affordable housing, criminal justice reform, and responding to the opioid crisis.

Jasmine is a graduate of Brown University and received a MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and a MDiv from Harvard Divinity School. Jasmine and her wife, Meghann, live in the East End neighborhood of Asheville with their three children.

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