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.

NOTICE: The African American Heritage Commission on July 9 at 4:30 pm. 

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) this will be a remote meeting which the public can access by any of the following means:  

  • Watch live through the Engagement Hub at:  https://publicinput.com/9607?eventId=4697
  • OR watch live on the City YouTube Channel 
  • Listen live by calling 855-925-2801 Enter Code 9607
  • Pre-recorded voicemail comments  by calling 855-925-2801 Enter Code 9607
  • Written public comments: AfricanAmHeritageJuly92020@PublicInput.com

All public comments will be sent to the committee prior to the meeting; there is no live call in comments for this meeting.


Members

Member contact: Lynn Smith (Chair)

DeWayne Barton (Vice Chair)

 

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

 

Agendas and Documents

Agenda

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

 


Updated 8/28/2020

 


 

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