Human Relations Commission of Asheville


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 on the third Thursday of each month from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted.

Notice: The next scheduled meeting is September 15, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

 


Members

For current openings and an application please visit the Boards and Commissions page.


 

Agendas and Documents

Agenda

Documents

Recording

September 15, 2022 Agenda (Updated) September 15, 2022 Documents September 15, 2022 Recording
August 18, 2022 Agenda August 18, 2022 Documents August 18, 2022 Recording
July 21, 2022 Agenda July 21, 2022 Documents July 21, 2022 Recording
June 16, 2022 Agenda June 16, 2022 Documents June 16, 2022 Recording
May 19, 2022 – MEETING CANCELED May 19, 2022 Documents May 19, 2022 Recording
April 21, 2022 April 21, 2022 Documents April 21, 2022 Recording
March 17, 2022 March 17, 2022 Documents March 17, 2022 Recording
February 17, 2022 February 17, 2022 Documents February 17, 2022 Recording
January 20, 2022 January 20, 2022 Documents January 20, 2022 Recording
December 11, 2021 December 11, 2021 Documents This meeting was held in person
November 18, 2021 Agenda November 18, 2021 Documents November 18, 2021 Recording
October 25, 2021 Agenda October 25, 2021 Documents October 25, 2021 Recording
September 16, 2021 Agenda September 16, 2021 Documents September 16, 2021 Recording
August 19, 2021 Agenda  August 19, 2021 Documents August 19, 2021 Recording
July 15, 2021 Agenda July 15, 2021 Documents  July 15, 2021 Recording
June 24, 2021 Agenda  June 24, 2021 Documents June 24, 2021 Recording 
May 20, 2021 Agenda May 20, 2021 Documents May 20, 2021 Recording
April 15, 2021 Agenda April 15, 2021 Documents April 15, 2021 Recording
March 18, 2021 Agenda March 18, 2021 Documents March 18, 2021 Recording
February 18, 2021 Agenda February 18, 2021 Documents February 18, 2021 Recording
September 30, 2020 Agenda  September 30, 2020 Documents   
August 27, 2020 Agenda August 27, 2020 Documents  
July 16, 2020 Agenda July 16, 2020 Documents  
January 16, 2020 Agenda January 16, 2020 Documents  
November 21, 2019 Agenda November 21, 2019 Documents  
September 19, 2019 Agenda September 19, 2019 Documents  
August 15, 2019 Agenda August 15, 2019 Documents  
July 18, 2019 Agenda July 18, 2019 Documents  

 


Review and Resource Documents

Ordinance Establishing Human Relations Committee 


Contact Information

Alayna Schmidt | Equity & Inclusion Department 

ASchmidt@AshevilleNC.gov


Updated 9/7/22