Mayor Pro Tem, Mills River
Brian has been appointed by the Town of Mills River to represent the Town on the:
• Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee
• French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization
• Land of Sky Regional Council
• LGCCA National Rescue Plan Steering Committee
Brian also served on the Making Mills River Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee.
Additionally, Brian is a member of the Advisory Committee with Conserving Carolina, he is a member of the Board with the Carolina Veterans Coalition, he is a member of the League of Women Voters, he is a member of the NAACP, he is a member of the UNCW SACS Accreditation Committee, and he also serves as a fellow with the UNCW Graduate Studies Mentoring Program.
Who is Brian Caskey?
Why is he running for a seat on the Mills River Town Council in 2021?
Brian Caskey currently serves as the mayor pro tem for the Town of Mills River.
Brian’s ancestors first appeared in Western North Carolina, specifically in Ashe and Watauga Counties, in the late 1700’s. The dirt-floor Sheets Cabin on the Blue Ridge Parkway is a family homestead. Brian grew up spending many summers on his great aunt’s farm, just across the Tennessee line in Mountain City.
After working his way through college, Brian graduated from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, with a BS in Biology. Brian then began a long career in information technology, eventually acquiring a Master’s degree from UNC-Wilmington. At Barnes and Noble and Sterling Publishing, Brian worked as a Digital Project Manager, where he was responsible for developing departmental budgets, multi-million dollar websites, and IT infrastructure projects.
Along with his wife, Stacey, Brian opened Biltmore Tutoring in South Asheville, and they have worked with thousands of area students since 2010.
Brian’s family has lived in Western North Carolina since 1997, and moved to Mills River in 2014. As someone who has a unique blend of business experience, education, and community involvement, Brian has taken a keen interest in maintaining WNC’s quality of life. He is a firm believer in low taxes, financial responsibility, and small town values, but he also believes in promoting businesses and attracting tourism dollars to the natural beauty of the area.
Brian’s wife, Stacey, has three master’s degrees in education and currently serves on the Henderson County School Board.
Brian and Stacey enjoy kayaking, fishing, swimming, playing with their two miniature dachshunds, and golfing badly. Their daughter, Caitlyn, is a nurse in Marion, and their youngest, Allison, is a journalism major at UNC-Chapel Hill.