African American Heritage Commission

The City-County African American Heritage Commission consists of nine members. Three of those members are appointed by the Asheville City Council, three are appointed by the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, and three are appointed by the six appointed members.

The Commission is to advise the City Council and County Commissioners about the preservation, interpretation, and promotion of African American arts, history and culture.


Regular Scheduled Meetings


The African American Heritage Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the first floor Conference Room of City Hall.




Member contact:  Sasha Mitchell  (Chair)


For current openings and application visit: Asheville Boards and Commission page.


Meetings Agendas and Documents

Agenda Documents
2019/11/14 11/14/2019 Agenda 11/14/2019 Documents
2019/10/10 10/10/2019 Agenda 10/10/2019 Documents
2019/09/12 09/12/2019 Agenda 09/12/2019 Documents
2019/08/08 08/08/2019 Agenda 08/08/2019 Documents
2019/07/20 07/20/2019 Agenda 07/20/2019 Documents
2019/07/11 07/11/2019 Agenda 07/11/2019 Documents
2019/05/09 05/09/2019 Agenda 05/09/2019 Documents
2019/04/11 04/11/2019 Agenda 04/11/2019 Documents
2019/02/14 02/14/2019 Agenda 02/14/2019 Documents
2019/02/10 01/10/2019 Agenda 01/10/2019 Documents


Updated 10/22/2019



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African American Heritage Commission News

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Asheville City Council takes next step toward reinstating at-large elections and nonpartisan municipal primaries  

    Asheville City Council took a step closer to amending its charter to reinstate at-large elections for all Council members and nonpartisan Council primaries by holding public hearings on the matter during their Sept. 24 meeting. The City’s charter is listed in Chapter 1 of the Municipal Code, posted on the City’s website.   During the [...]

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Asheville City Council moves Sept. 24 meeting to USCC Banquet Hall

Update: Because tonight’s Ashville City Council meeting is offsite, we will not be able to show presentations on the live stream. For people who want to follow along, here is a link to them however.   Original post: The next formal meeting of the Asheville City Council will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 in [...]