Work Supporting An Equitable and Diverse Community

FY 2022-2023 Accomplishments

  • There is no FY 2022-2023 work related to An Equitable and Diverse Community in FY 2022-2023.

FY 2021-2022 Accomplishments

  • There is no FY 2021-2022 work related to An Equitable and Diverse Community in FY 2021-2022.

Related Projects

Art in the Heart

Art in the Heart is a way to unite, heal, and strengthen the community. Installations, artwork, and performances over the next 6 months will help spark important conversations on how to make this public space a place that resonates with Asheville’s diverse community and history. 

Pack Square Plaza Visioning and Improvements

The City of Asheville and Buncombe County are partnering to document the community’s vision for the future of Pack Square Plaza, including the site where the Vance Monument was previously located. This project is a continuation of work launched by the signing of a joint resolution of the County Commission and City Council to create the Vance Monument Task Force in the summer of 2020. The findings of that initiative led to the signing of a City Council resolution in March 2021 to remove the monument, and to the dedication of funds to a planning process for the future of the site.

Reimagining Public Safety

Since June 6, City Council has voted to remove or repurpose the Vance Monument, passed a resolution supporting community reparations, and passed a budget that only funded departments for three months so that City staff could work with the community to reimagine public safety.

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City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meets at their first retreat Friday, September 23.

The Community Reparations Commission kicked off its first retreat by breaking into the five focus area groups. The smaller groups allowed for commission members to better get to know one another, as well as better understand what “reparations” means to individual commission members.   It was also the first time the public could see the five individual [...]