WHEREAS, Hendersonville has a long history of friendly citizens, past and
WHEREAS, connecting with others and working together with kindness,
civility and friendliness can bridge the differences that separate people and
help solve social problems; and
WHEREAS, we, the Hendersonville citizenry, have a tradition of southern hospitality, graciousness
and friendliness; and
WHEREAS, Hendersonville can serve to be an example of what cities and
townships can aspire to through individuals simply be friendly and doing good,
by giving where there is a need, rebuilding what has been torn down, teaching
where there is a desire to learn and inspiring those who have lost hope; and
WHEREAS, our city and its citizens, businesses and public service workers continue their efforts at being
friendly and encouraging, have joined to promote a national campaign of
friendliness that celebrates and strengthens the spirit of Hendersonville and
all those that visit here; and
WHEREAS, friendliness is an investment in our city that we all must share;
NOW, THEREFORE, I , Mayor Greg Newman, do hereby proclaim Hendersonville, North
Carolina as the
Friendliest City in America
my fellow citizens to be as
friendly as possible to all visitors, neighbors, friends, fellow employees and
relatives and with religious, school and civic groups.
Signed this 4th day of September, 2008
Gregory Newman, Mayor, City of Hendersonville
Attest: Tammie K. Drake, City Clerk
North Carolina has much to offer those who visit and call this great state their home. Hendersonville is one of those very special places where everyone is always made to feel welcome.
I have enjoyed my many trips to Hendersonville and have always found it to be such a friendly place. The people and the sights all combine to make Hendersonville a very attractive destination.
I commend all who play a part in spreading the word about all that is happening in this great part of North Carolina.
Richard Burr, Senator, R-NC
thrilled to open my Western office in Hendersonville
shortly after my election to the U.S.
Senate, and have enjoyed visiting as much as possible! Hendersonville
continues to be a shining example of the kind of warm and caring communities
that we North Carolinians are so proud of. I commend Barbara Hughes on her
pride as a Hendersonville citizen as well as her efforts to publicly recognize
the welcoming spirit of this great city.” -Senator Elizabeth Dole, R-NC
"The people of Hendersonville make it such a truly
special place. They have maintained a respect and appreciation for the history,
heritage, and culture of the area, while also looking boldly into the future.
It is my honor to represent so many wonderful people in the U.S. House of
*All the smiling faces and friendly people are real Hendersonville citizens!