Community Building Circle

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If you are a group, non-profit, or business in Yancey or Mitchell County and would like to collaborate with QS please fill out the appropriate form below or email us!

 

Activation:

  • Share the new QS Yancey County Tax Revaluation Guide

    This guide has been reviewed by the Yancey County Tax Office and has information from an NC School of Government Appraisal expert.

    It Includes:

    ● an explanation of tax revaluation
    ● A step-by-step guide to reviewing your tax card
    ● A step-by-step guide to the appeals process
    ● descriptions of tax exemption programs you may be eligible for
    ● how some state funding can be impacted by the tax revaluation

    ● how you can advocate for the needs of vulnerable people in our county now and in the future


    EVERY PROPERTY OWNER,
    please take the time to review your tax card to ensure the accuracy of your property details and appraisal value to avoid any community-wide loss of funding!

     

    Please share this information with others in our community. Feel free to share on social media, print and bring it to organizations around town (ex- senior center), print the QR sheet and hang it on community boards, bring it to your group meetings, if you own a business perhaps there is a place you can have it available for your customers, etc.

     

    -focus on getting it to vulnerable folks who may struggle to leave their homes, understand what this process is and how it may impacts them, folks who are elderly or disabled, young folks who may be unaware of this situation and its potential impact, working and family folks who may not have been able to attend the meetings due to schedule limitations, etc

     

    -work together with vulnerable folks to create a plan for their appeals process and encourage them to reach out to the Tax Office or QS for help completing the plan

     

    If you feel uncomfortable or are unable to get support from the Tax Office: a lawyer, accountant, appraiser, or real estate agent could help as well if taxpayers have access to those resources. If you know anyone who’s gone through this process before and can give insight from their experience that would help as well.

     

    Thank you to Brandi Buckner Young, Lindsay Smith (Yancey County tax office), NC School of Government, and many others for helping us understand this situation and create this resource for our community.

     

    Please reach out to us if you have further questions, or ideas on how to spread this information and support our community in protecting their homes, hard-earned income, and state funding

     

    • Spanish Translation Coming! Email  if you or someone you know can provide translation for QS please!

 

  • Let’s make progress on our local queer and active ally-owned businesses!

    • Share the forms below for awesome local folks to fill out!
    • We can begin highlighting these businesses on our new social media accounts to help support those who support us. Spread the word!
    • Please fill out and share the following QS Forms for local businesses!

    • Attend local gatherings when you can to build your sense of connectedness with our community at large. They are chances to highlight how queer folks and allies are participating, caring, positive additions to our counties!

    Local Gatherings:

    Meetings of other local advocacy groups and community connection events

     

    Mon, Apr 1st-

    Yancey Progressives Meet & Mingle @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm

    Birdfoot, Burnsville

     

    Tue, April 2nd 

    Yancey Women Who Care

    @ 7 pm 

    First Baptist Church, BVL

     

    Mon, Apr 8th 

    • Eclipse Viewing Party 

    @ 2pm – 4 pm

    Yancey County Public Library

     

    • Dig In Yancey Community Garden Volunteer Info Session

    @ 6pm – 7pm via Zoom

    We invite volunteers, potential volunteers, and curious community members to join us for a virtual information session to learn more about what we do and the new ways to get involved this year. We can’t wait to see your faces!

    Register for the virtual gathering on Monday, April 8 from 6-7 pm over zoom at https://signup.com/go/tJmsGgr 

     

    Wed, Apr 10th 

     

    YCDP Crabtree Precinct Meeting @ 7 pm

    Micaville Elementary School

    112 NC-80, Burnsville, NC 28714

     

    Sat, Apr 13th 

    • Yancey County Farmers’ Market Opening Week!

    @ 8:30 – 12:30 am (every Saturday)

    New Location: 322 West Main Street Yancey County Community Resource Center Pavillion

     

    • Spruce Pine Spring Clean Up

    @ 9 am Central Park (pocket park)

    Help us “Spruce Up” downtown Spruce Pine. We will clean-up litter, trim shrubs, plant flowers and more. Meet at Central Park (pocket park) at 9:00 am on April 13th. Bring your gloves, rakes, brooms, clippers and other tools. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Long pants, shirts and boots recommended.

    Questions? Please contact Spencer at spms@downtownsprucepine.com

     

    • NAACP Y&M Counties @ 10 am – 11:30 am

    Email for location details

     

     Mon, Apr 15th 

    YC Democratic Party Fundraiser Clyde McIntosh Memorial Gala @ 6 pm

    $50 tickets, contact YCDP to get tickets, Josh Stein and Anderson Clayton attending

    Burnsville Town Center

    6 S Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714

     

    Thu, Apr 18th 

    Yancey County Democratic Party Meeting

    @ 7 pm

    Yancey County Library 

    321 School Cir, Burnsville, NC 28714, upstairs

     

    Sun, Apr 21st **Asheville**

    Q4VR & Blue Ridge Pride Voting Rights Party @ 2 – 4 pm

    One World Brewing West, 520 Haywood Rd, Avl

    It’s time folks. With LGBTQIA+ basic rights on the chopping block across the country, getting out the vote is critical for 2024. Join Q4VR and Blue Ridge Pride for this inaugural Queers for Voting Rights event. See you there!

     

    Mon, Apr 22nd-

    Yancey Women’s Voice

     @ 6 pm

    Yancey County Library 

    321 School Cir, Burnsville, NC 28714, upstairs

     

    Sat, Apr 27th-

    Fire on The Mountain Blacksmith Festival @ 11 am
    Spruce Pine downtown

     

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    We look forward to creating community with you!

     

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