The inaugural meeting of the Mountain Communities Literacy Council (MCLC) was held on Thursday, January 19, 2016. The meeting took place at the Yancey County Public Library at 4:00 p.m. Those present included Brinkley Fox and Karen Gurley (co-founders of the council), Belinda Woody, Vivian Stevens, Billie Gurley, Stacey McEntyre-Greene, and Jeannie Jones.
The meeting began with some background information about how and why the council was formed. Some of the information shared included:
Information was also shared about some of the programs and activities the council would like to see implemented in the future. These included: