Blue Ribbon Committee - Human Relations Commission

Happening Now

The first meeting of the newly formed Blue Ribbon Committee on a Human Relations Commission will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. August 23 in the first floor conference room of Asheville's Public Works Building, 161 S. Charlotte Street.

The task force committee will serve for approximately three months in an advisory capacity to define the mission, scope and duties concerning a newly formed Human Relations Commission.

  • Upcoming Meeting Schedule (locations to be determined, page will be updated as locations are reserved)    
    • Wednesday, September 6 at 5:30 - Public Works Building, 161 S. Charlotte Street, 1st Floor Conference Room
    • Wednesday, September 20 at 5:30 - Stephens Lee, 30 G.W. Carver Ave., Afterschool Room
    • Wednesday, October 4 at 5:30 -  Municipal Building, 100 Court Plaza, 4th Floor Police & Fire Training Room
    • Wednesday, October 18 at 5:30 - Public Works Building, 161 S. Charlotte Street,  1st Floor Conference Room
    • Wednesday, November 1 at 5:30 - Municipal Building, 100 Court Plaza, 4th Floor Police & Fire Training Room
    • Wednesday, November 29th at 5:30 
    • Wednesday, December 13th at 5:30
    • Wednesday, January 10th at 5:30
    • Wednesday January 24th at 5:30
    • Wednesday January 31st at 5:30

 


Background

In June of 2017, the Asheville City Council created a Blue Ribbon Task Force for the purpose of discussing and ultimately advising the City Council about the creation of a new advisory board focused on human relations within the city. When it recommended the creation of the Task Force, the City Council Boards and Commissions Committee emphasized that prior to making any recommendations, the Task Force members should have a clear  understanding of the authority that the human relations board could lawfully exercise. Read more about the framework for establishing this committee here.


Timeline

Agenda - August 23, 2017

Draft BRC 3rd Agenda 9.20.17

Draft BRC 3rd Agenda 10.17.17

 


Supporting Documents

Blue Ribbon Committee - Charge & Rules of Procedure

Legal Framework for Blue Ribbon Task Force

Information Re : Other Cities' Human Relations Commissions

BRC Draft Minutes 9.6.17

Blue Ribbon Report for Boards and Commissions

 


Contact Information

Jaime Matthews
Assistant to the City Manager
828-232-4541

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