African American Heritage Commission

NOTICE January 8, 2024:  The African American Heritage Commission (AAHC) will be meeting every other month.  The next regular meeting of the commission is scheduled for January 11, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. and remains virtual.  

Please check back on this page for updates.


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 every other month on the second Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m., virtually unless otherwise noted.  

NOTICE: The regularly scheduled meeting for February 8, 2024 has been canceled. 

  • Pre-recorded voicemail comments can be provided by calling 855-925-2801 Enter Code 9409.  

  • Written public comments can be sent by email – AAHCAVL@PublicInput.com.

All public comments will be sent to the committee prior to the meeting. 

Have an issue with participating in a board or commission meeting, in person or virtually? Use this form to let us know!


Members

Member contact: Aaron Griffin (Chair)

Michael Hayes (Vice-Chair)

For current openings and applications visit: Asheville Boards and Commission page.  The AAHC currently has vacancies.

 

Agendas and Documents

Agenda Documents Recording
January 11, 2024 Agenda January 11, 2024 Documents January 11, 2024 Recording
December 14, 2023  December 14, 2023 Documents December 14, 2023 Recording
October 12, 2023 CANCELED October 12, 2023 Documents October 12, 2023 Recording
July 13, 2023 Agenda July 13, 2023 Documents  July 13, 2023 Recording
May 11, 2023 Agenda May 11, 2023 Documents May 11, 2023 Recording
April 13, 2023 Agenda April 13, 2023 Documents April 13, 2023 Recording
March 9, 2023 Agenda March 9, 2023 Documents March 9, 2023 Recording
February 9, 2023 Agenda February 9, 2023 Documents February 9, 2023 Recording
January 12, 2023 Agenda January 12, 2023 Documents January 12, 2023 Recording 
December 8, 2022 Agenda December 8, 2022 Documents December 8, 2022 Recording
November 10, 2022 Agenda November 10, 2022 Documents November 10, 2022 Recording
October 13, 2022 Agenda October 13, 2022 Documents October 13, 2022 Recording
September 8, 2022 Agenda September 8, 2022 Documents September 8, 2022 Recording
August 11, 2022 Agenda August 11, 2022 Documents August 11, 2022 Recording
July 14, 2022 Agenda – Canceled July 14, 2022 Documents  
June 9, 2022 Agenda – Canceled due to a lack of quorum. June 9, 2022 Documents June 9, 2022 Recording
May 21, 2022 Planning Meeting Agenda May 21, 2022 Documents No Recording – Meeting In Person
April 14, 2022 Agenda April 14, 2022 Documents April 14, 2022 Recording
March 10, 2022 Agenda March 10, 2022 Documents March 10, 2022 Recording
February 10, 2022 Agenda February 10, 2022 Documents February 10, 2022 Recording
January 13, 2022 Agenda January 13, 2022 Documents  January 13, 2022 Recording
December 9, 2021 – CANCELLED    
November 10, 2021 Agenda November 10, 2021 Documents November 10, 2021 Recording
October 14, 2021 Agenda October 14, 2021 Documents  October 14, 2021 Recording
September 9, 2021 Agenda September 9, 2021 Documents September 9, 2021 Recording
August 12, 2021 Agenda August 12, 2021 Documents – None  
July 8, 2021 Agenda July 8, 2021 Documents  
June 17, 2021, Agenda – meeting CANCELLED  June 17, 2021 Documents  
May 13, 2021 Agenda     
April 8, 2021 Agenda April 8, 2021 Documents  
March 11, 2021 Agenda  March 11, 2021 Documents  
November 20, 2020 Agenda November 20, 2020 Documents   
July 9, 2020 Agenda July 9, 2020 Documents  
March 12, 2020 Agenda March 12, 2020 Documents  
February 13, 2020 Agenda February 13, 2020 Documents  
January 9, 2020 Agenda January 9, 2020 Documents  
November 14, 2019 Agenda November 14, 2019 Documents  
October 10, 2019 Agenda October 10, 2019 Documents  

 

Brenda Mills, M.P.A., Equity & Inclusion Director, Staff Liaison (City of Asheville)

Email:  bmills@ashevillenc.gov  |  Contact:  (828) 232-4517 Office

 

Leonard Jones, Jr., Community Engagement Specialist, Staff Liaison (Buncombe County)

Email:  leonard.jones@buncombecounty.org  |  Contact:  (828) 250-5226 Office


Updated 12/13/23

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