MHO mourns the loss of longstanding supporter and fierce advocate, Wyatt S. Stevens. Wyatt first connected to MHO while volunteering alongside his parents, Jack and Cissie Stevens, as parishioners of Trinity Episcopal Church. Wyatt later joined MHO’s Board of Directors, serving from 2000-2007. Wyatt served on MHO’s Executive Search Committee in 2023, successfully installing MHO’s new President & CEO, Geoffrey Barton, after Scott Dedman’s retirement.
MHO is grateful for Wyatt’s invaluable contributions over nearly three decades, including his leadership in gaining zoning approval for Larchmont Apartments and his exemplary work to resolve challenges during the development of historic Eagle Market Place, ensuring that these and many other affordable communities will serve residents for generations to come.
Wyatt will be remembered for the expertise, tenacity, and integrity he exhibited as a partner and career attorney at Roberts & Stevens. A true son of Asheville, Wyatt was a champion for this region, for its people and for its bountiful natural resources. We celebrate his life and legacy of “doing the right thing” in service to justice, kindness, and love. We hold Wyatt’s family, colleagues, and many friends in our hearts during this difficult time.
The Stevens family have kindly requested memorial gifts be directed to Mountain Housing Opportunities in lieu of flowers. If you would like to read Wyatt Steven’s full obituary, please click here. If you would like to make a gift in tribute to Wyatt, please click below.