Message from the Mayor
Welcome to Boone! Here in our growing mountain town, we pride ourselves on our booming local economy, the unique atmosphere across town, and the special culture of Boone. Wherever you go in Boone, you’ll be met with a warm smile because that’s just how the people of Boone are.
We in Boone have vowed to strive towards sustainable practices and reduce our carbon footprint. By 2050, our goal is to have the entire Town, including all residences and businesses, running on 100% clean, renewable energy. In order to do this, we are partnering with our local energy providers and supporting sustainable practices done by community members. The Green Power Program is a unique program available to the citizens of Boone through New River Light and Power, which allows for users to purchase carbon-neutral energy! We all have a part to play, and I believe that by working together, we will set the precedent for towns and cities in the future.
Throughout the year, residents and visitors of Boone have access to fresh, local produce, meats, baked goods and other artisanal wares through our thriving local food initiatives. From the Watauga County Farmers’ Market to the High Country Food Hub, we put an emphasis on supporting our local farmers who in turn produce amazing food which can’t be found anywhere else! Our arts scene is one of a kind, with local music and art displayed every First Friday of the month. Children and adults alike can take music lessons through the Jones House, using a variety of different instruments, including bluegrass staples like the dulcimer and the fiddle.
Appalachian State University is a big part of what makes Boone, Boone. We love our students, and the vibrancy they bring to our town. From the Schaefer Center’s outstanding plays, musicals, concerts and other performances to the Mountaineers, App State’s D-1 football team, App State truly is a unique school. I first came to Boone as a student of App State and fell in love with the area. I have watched both the Town, the County and the university grow and I am happy to invite everyone to come experience this community with me.
Come on over and experience the Town of Boone and all it has to offer, we can’t wait to meet you!
~ Tim Futrelle, Mayor of the Town of Boone