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

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.

Related News

The City of Asheville congratulates Shangri-La Industries and Step Up on Second Street on the groundbreaking of supportive housing for homeless population 

December 13, Shangri-La Industries and Step Up, with the support of the City of Asheville, broke ground on the former Ramada, providing 113 units of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness in Asheville.                                                [...]

City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meeting, Dec. 5, 2022

The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing the damage caused by public and private systemic racism. The task of the Reparations Commission is to issue a report in a timely manner for consideration by the City, County, and other participating community groups for [...]

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