Human Relations Commission


The Human Relations Commission of Asheville (HRCA)Members will be eligible to serve two consecutive two-year terms and their duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Making policy recommendations to the City Council which promote and improve human relations and advance equity in the City
  •  Supporting the City’s Office of Equity and Inclusion
  •  Providing a forum where residents can raise issues and complaints relating to human relations in the City
  •  Engaging the community regarding the utilization of City-funded programs and policies for the promotion of human relations
  •  Promoting and improving human relations and advance equity in the following areas: public safety; educational, art and cultural opportunities; economic development; health and human services; and housing.

The Human Relations Commission of Asheville (HRCA) will be composed of fifteen members, which should reflect the groups of individuals that the human relations program is intended to protect.  City Council will endeavor to appoint city residents meeting the following criteria:

  • 6 African Americans
  • 2 Latinx individuals
  • 2 members of the LGBTQ community
  • 2 youth members, between the ages of 18 and 25
  • 2 to 3 individuals who live in public housing
  • 2 individuals with a disability
  • 3 individuals who are recognized as community leaders

Please indicate any of the above qualifications and/or any experience, knowledge and/or skills with equity on your HRCA application form.


Regular Meeting Schedule

The Human Relations Commission of Asheville meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the first Floor Conference Room of Asheville City Hall (Located at 70 Court Plaza).


 

Update: All meetings until further notice have been canceled.

 


Members

For current openings and application please visit The Boards and Commissions  page.

Meetings Agendas and Documents


Date
Agenda Documents
2020/01/16 01/16/2020 Agenda 01/16/2020 Documents
2019/11/21 11/21/2019 Agenda 11/21/2019 Documents
2019/11/16 11/16/2019 Agenda 11/16/2019 Documents
2019/09/19 9/19/2019 Agenda 09/19/2019 Documents
2019/08/15 08/15/2019 Agenda 08/15/2019 Documents
2019/07/18 07/18/2019 Agenda 07/18/2019 Documents
2019/06/20 06/20/2019 Agenda 06/20/2019 Documents
2019/05/16 5/16/2019 Agenda 5/16/2019 Documents
2019/03/21 3/21/2019 Agenda 3/21/2019 Documents
2019/02/21 2/21/2019 Agenda 2/21/2019 Documents
2019/01/17 1/17/2019 Agenda 1/17/2019 Documents

 

 


Review and Resource Documents

 

Ordinance Establishing Human Relations Committee 

HRCA Members

 


Contact Information

 

Kimberlee Archie – Director , Equity and Inclusion

828-232-4517

 


Updated 10/22/2019

 


 

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    Asheville City Council will hold a special called meeting at 5 p.m. April 28 to consider a resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for and receive funds from Federal Emergency Management Agency funding to recover costs  associated with the COVID-19 pandemic event and to designate the applicant agents.  You can find related documents