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Equity & Inclusion Director Brenda Mills to retire

Please join the City of Asheville’s leadership team in congratulating Brenda Mills on her upcoming retirement effective January 31, 2024.  Brenda joined the City of Asheville in 2005 and has served in different roles including: Minority Business Program Manager, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Manager, Administrative Services Manager, Economic Development Specialist, Neighborhood & Community Engagement [...]

Kooky, Spooky, and Scary October Events in Asheville

Is that a chill in the air or something more? Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) casts a spell on the city with kooky, spooky, and scary events throughout October.

Park Views: Jake Rusher Park

Jake Rusher’s Royal Pines Casino and Pool was known as the “beach club of the mountains” for decades, hosting top music acts and acting as backdrop for summer memories. After years of watching generations of kids grow up at the pool, he approached Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) to establish Jake Rusher Park when he retired.

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The City of Asheville releases statement on behalf of the City Council

Mayor Esther Manheimer read the following statement on behalf of the Asheville City Council. The statement was made at the beginning of the September 12, 2023, City Council session.   The city council has completed its annual review of its appointees, the City Manager, the City Attorney, and the City Clerk.  In addition, as the manager’s contract [...]