Project & Facilities Manager Hired

The Town of Woodfin is pleased to announce Luke Williams as its newly appointed Project and Facilities Manager. Williams brings over 18 years of civil engineering and project management experience in both the private sector and the U.S. Air Force. In addition, has an undergraduate degree in engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. A resident of Buncombe County for more than a decade, Williams professional experience and knowledge of the area provides the broad foundation required to oversee Woodfin town projects.

“The scale and scope of Williams’ work portfolio closely mirrors the work being done in Woodfin, which includes tackling an ambitious Greenway and Blueway project, necessary stormwater improvements, and other major capital improvements,” states Woodfin Town Administrator, Eric Hardy. Additionally, “Williams says that if he were writing the perfect job description to match his skills and experience, it would be this role in Woodfin. I flip that around to say that if we were looking for the optimal combination of knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities, it would be exactly what Williams offers.”

Dedicated to the completion of the Woodfin Greenway and Blueway project, the Woodfin Board of Commissioners recently approved, under a unanimous decision, the creation of this newly appointed position to manage all aspects of the expanding Woodfin Parks systems.

“I’m excited to step into a role where my skills and experience can have a positive impact on our local community for years to come,” shares Williams. “This position pulls together all of my experience and allows me to utilize and harness my skills for the betterment of my community. I’m passionate about recreational opportunities and sustainable growth within Western North Carolina.”

Williams begins his new role with the Town of Woodfin on September 27, 2021.


The Woodfin Greenway & Blueway project is an ambitious $18.7 million effort to construct five miles of greenway along the French Broad River and Beaverdam Creek. When fully complete in 2023 the project will provide new river access sites at Silver-Line Park, currently under construction, and an expanded Riverside Park. An exciting and much anticipated feature of the project will be the in-stream Whitewater Wave.

Project partners are Buncombe County Recreation Services and RiverLink. Major funding for the project comes from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, NC Departments of Transportation and Environmental Quality, and Buncombe County. A generous land donation from the Silver family preceded a 71% approval of Woodfin’s voters in 2016 to move the project forward. Visit for Greenway and Blueway project updates.