Catherine Mitchell

Position: Board Member

Catherine Mitchell is the Executive Director at River Front Development Group, a North Carolina tax-exempt Community Development Corporation with responsibility for day-to-day operations.  She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a B.S. Degree and Rutgers University School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree. She has also served as a Rutgers Law School – Visiting Professor of Law in Urban Legal Practice.

She formulates strategies and initiatives for River Front including facilitating stakeholder relations, project development, working with government, agencies and community.  A primary function of her job is to lead teams and collaborations as part of interdisciplinary groups to devise and execute strategies that result in favorable outcomes in heritage tourism, affordable housing, nonprofit business services, community resources and youth development.

She and her husband are former operators of the Asheville – Mountain Smokehouse Restaurant and Music Hall, specializing in BBQ, Bluegrass Music, and Clogging.  The restaurant was featured on the TV show “The Food Network” and “Our State” the Tourism Magazine.

She lives in Asheville with husband Marcell Proctor, an Asheville native.

Membership Overview

The ABCLT is a membership-based nonprofit that is controlled by its members. All ABCLT homeowners are members, and other people in the community may also join. All general members have a say in the direction of the ABCLT through voting at the annual membership meeting.

As a general member, you will:

  • Help create and maintain housing that will remain permanently affordable.
  • Participate in meetings of the Membership. 
  • Cast 1 vote on matters properly put before the Membership.
  • Nominate and participate in the election of the Board of Directors.
  • Serve on the Board or committees, if chosen.
  • Receive notices and minutes of Membership Meetings and Annual Reports.
  • You are invited to attend trainings and events.

As a supporting member, you will:

  • Help create and maintain housing that will remain permanently affordable. 
  • Participate in meetings of the Membership. 
  • Serve on the Board or committees, if chosen.
  • Receive notices and minutes of Membership Meetings and Annual Reports.
  • You are invited to attend trainings and events.

The annual membership fee is $25/year or 2 hours of sweat equity.

To become a member, please complete online the application form on this page or you can download the PDF version and mail it in with your $25 membership fee.