The City of Asheville is celebrating the results after one year of the free residential food scraps drop off pilot program. In 2022 so far, over 200,000 pounds (155 tons!) of organics has been diverted from the landfill. Thanks to the participation of nearly 4,000 residents, this pilot program is reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions and saving [...]
What’s Up AVL! The City of Asheville’s bi-monthly radio show gives the community the chance to take a deep dive with City of Asheville staff and departments. Learn about different departments and what projects are taking place in your community. This week, the City of Asheville host Sam Parada will sit down with City of Asheville firefighter Anna [...]
Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules. ART bus service ART bus service will be suspended November 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Thanksgiving is one of two holidays during which the City [...]
On Tuesday, November 15, Mayor Esther Manheimer awarded three Asheville citizens special recognition for their service to the community. Angela Young, Lee Arevian and Michael Stratton were each presented with a plaque to acknowledge their commitment to neighborhood resilience at the City Council meeting. Volunteer of the Year program The Neighborhood Volunteer of [...]
As Thanksgiving Day arrives, many people start thinking about the word thanksgiving. It means the act of expressing grateful appreciation or thankfully reflecting on gifts, situations, or people that have brought benefits to your quality of life. Essentially, it’s an affirmation of goodness. Although it’s endearing to nostalgically think back on sources of goodness, expressing gratitude [...]
The City of Asheville is proud to celebrate America Recycles Day November 15 which promotes the importance of recycling and recognizes the efforts of Ashevillians to recycle right. Taking the time to properly recycle improves our quality of life by supporting a clean, economically vibrant, and sustainable environment. More than 23,000 tons of trash are generated [...]
The public is invited to learn more about the Pack Square Plaza Visioning Project and to provide input that helps create a shared vision for the future of the area. The public is invited to help shape the future of Western North Carolina’s most central civic space by attending one or more special engagement events for [...]
The next meeting of the Asheville City Council will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2022. The meeting will be held in City Hall, 70 Court Plaza on the second floor. The Council meeting agenda is posted at this link. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 143-318.10 this will be an in-person meeting [...]
To further connect with community members and remove barriers to participation, members of the public will soon be able to view City of Asheville board and commission meetings held in the First Floor Conference Room at City Hall in real-time. This upgrade in equipment will allow meetings to be live-streamed on the
Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) today announced all outdoor hard surface public tennis courts maintained by the City of Asheville will become dual-lined, converting them to shared use courts to support local growth of pickleball and tennis. This plan preserves APR’s inventory of 11 public tennis courts and increases public pickleball courts [...]
In observance of Veterans Day, the City of Asheville offices will be closed Friday, November 11, 2022. The City of Asheville and partner agencies will honor our local Veterans during a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11. The in-person ceremony will take place Friday, November 11, 2022, 11 a.m. at Charles George VA Medical Center, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville.
The City of Asheville has several parking options and price points for workers searching for parking options in downtown Asheville.
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 [...]