2013 Board and Commission openings a great opportunity for citizen involvement

There are seven elected members on Asheville City Council, but that body relies on more than 250 people serving on 35 council-appointed Boards and Commissions to help guide policy for the City of Asheville. From the Downtown Commission to the Greenway Commission to the newly formed Neighborhood Advisory Committee, these are the groups that deliberate [...]

Apply now: City of Asheville has openings on nine committees

  Do you want to have a voice in the City of Asheville’s growth and future? Have you wondered, “Can the City benefit from my experience and knowledge?” If you’ve answered yes to these questions, here are some opportunities for you to get involved and provide local leadership. The City of Asheville has openings on nine committees [...]

Asheville City Council hears next steps in Reparations process 

  During the October 12 City Council meeting, Debra Clark Jones, President of TEQuity, the selected project management firm, outlined next steps in the City of Asheville’s Reparations initiative. Information was shared during the City Manager’s Report to Council.     Debra Clark Jones During their September 14 meeting, City Council voted to authorize the City Manager to hire

Asheville residents invited to apply for Vance Monument Task Force

    The Vance Monument Task Force (VMTF) was created by a joint resolution (Joint Resolution – Monuments) by the City of Asheville and Buncombe County. This group will be tasked with gathering citizen input, particularly from those most impacted by the monuments and participate in public dialogue.    The task force will consist of up [...]

Asheville seeking candidates for City Board of Education

  The Asheville City Council is advertising for interested individuals to apply for the Board of Education. One seat will be vacated by Board member James Lee, effective March 31, 2019, leaving an unexpired term until April 1, 2021. In addition, there are two seats expiring on April 1, 2019; Shaunda Sandford and Martha [...]

Asheville’s new Blue Ribbon Committee to meet

  The first meeting of the newly formed Blue Ribbon Committee on a Human Relations Commission will held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in the first floor conference room of Asheville’s Public Works Building, 161 S Charlotte St.   This task force committee will serve for approximately three months in an advisory capacity to define the [...]

Blue Ribbon Committee announces meeting schedule

  In June 2017, the Asheville City Council created a Blue Ribbon Task Force for the purpose of discussing and ultimately advising the City Council about the creation of a new advisory board focused on human relations within the city.   The Blue Ribbon Committee had its first meeting Aug. 23, during which Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler reviewed the [...]

City Finance Committee to hold special meeting, reschedules regular meeting

  The City of Asheville Finance Committee will hold a special meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 7 in the first floor conference room of City Hall to continue discussions regarding the Aston Park Tennis Center. Anyone unable to attend this special meeting will be able to make comments on Open City Hall Asheville, ashevillenc.gov/OpenCityHall from 8:30 a.m. [...]

City Hall First Floor Conference Room audiovisual upgrades create more inviting experience for guests and staff

  While City Boards and Commissions were meeting virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, the First Floor North Conference Room in City Hall has received significant audiovisual upgrades.   Four large 86-inch flatscreen display screens for presentations have been added to the front and back of the room for ease of viewing, no matter which direction your seat is [...]

City has openings on Civic Center Commission and Haywood Street Advisory Team

The City of Asheville currently has openings on two committees. Have you ever wanted to make a difference? Have you wondered, “Can the City benefit from my experience and knowledge?” Do you want to have a voice in the City’s growth and future? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to take that initial [...]

City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meeting: August 15, 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 [...]

City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meeting: July 18, 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 [...]

City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meeting: June 27, 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 [...]

City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meeting: June 6, 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 [...]

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 [...]

City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meets August 15, 2022

The next meeting of the Community Reparations Commission will take place 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2022 at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Banquet Hall at 87 Haywood Street.  The Commission meeting agenda is posted at this link. The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward [...]

City of Asheville has openings on 4 boards

The boards listed below currently have vacancies. The deadline for receiving applications for these openings is 5 p.m. May 3. Please visit the City’s Boards and Commissions webpage or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 828-259-5839 or by e-mail at sterwilliger@ashevillenc.gov for an electronic application form.   CIVIL SERVICE BOARD: This board works with the Human Resources Department [...]

City of Asheville seeks applicants for 2 new boards: Human Relations Commission and I-26 Project Committee

  Do you want to have a voice in the City’s growth and future? Through a variety of boards and commissions established by Asheville City Council, citizens can provide input on the policies that shape their government and their City. Among board openings this month are those for two newly formed groups.   NEW: Human Relations Commission of Asheville (HRCA) HRCA [...]

City of Asheville seeks members for Audit Committee

The City of Asheville is seeking qualified applicants for its newly formed ​Audit​ ​Committee. This Audit​ ​Committee is charged ​with​ ​the​ ​following​ ​responsibilities: Review internal audit reports; Review with management and the external auditors the results of the financial statements audit; Report to City Council about committee activities, issues, and related recommendations as needed, but at a minimum, [...]

City of Asheville to hold advisory board restructure pilot workshops

  The City of Asheville is looking to improve its current advisory board system.  Consistent challenges under the current structure have been identified by board members, City staff and City Council. We have heard that the roles and responsibilities of board members are unclear, there is a disconnect of priorities and work between boards and commissions, there [...]

City of Asheville to resume in-person board and commission meetings in August

    In anticipation of the lifting of the Governor’s State of Emergency due to Covid-19, the City of Asheville is preparing to return to in-person board and commission meetings. The State of Emergency is slated to be lifted July 30.   The City acted swiftly last year to find ways to continue serving the community by going to [...]

City of Asheville to return to virtual meetings 

  Asheville City Council meetings, City-managed advisory boards, and City Council committee meetings will be held virtually until further notice. This will include the Aug. 24 Asheville City Council meeting and American Rescue Plan Act work session.   This decision is based on an extension of an order issued by Governor Cooper allowing cities to to legally hold [...]

Come learn about Asheville/Buncombe County 100% renewable energy initiative 

  Transitioning from fossil-fuel energy use to 100% renewable energy sources will take careful planning. Through their leadership, Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners adopted a goal of doing just that by the year 2030.   In 2018, City Council adopted Resolution 18-279, calling for the City of Asheville to transition [...]

Community Reparations Commission meets Monday, June 27, 2022

The next meeting of the Community Reparations Commission will take place 6:00 p.m.  Monday, June 27, 2022 at: The Buncombe County Government Building  200 College St First Floor Conference Room    The Commission meeting agenda will be posted as available. The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing [...]

Community Reparations Commission meets Monday, June 6, 2022

The next meeting of the Community Reparations Commission will take place 6:00 p.m.  Monday, June 6, 2022 at Harrah’s Cherokee Center, 87 Haywood Street   The Commission meeting agenda will be posted at this link. The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress [...]

Energy Innovation Task Force announces cancellation of Duke’s Peaker Plant

Community partners also honored   The Energy Innovation Task Force (EITF) is excited to announce that through community collaboration, the gas-fired peaker plant, originally planned for 2023, has been pushed out beyond 2032. “Delaying the need for any additional natural gas-fired generation in Buncombe County beyond 2032 is a big deal. The facility would have cost residential [...]

Get involved: City of Asheville has openings on nine committees

  Do you want to have a voice in the City of Asheville’s growth and future? Have you wondered, “Can the City benefit from my experience and knowledge?” If you’ve answered yes to these questions, here are some opportunities for you to get involved and provide local leadership. The City of Asheville has openings on six committees [...]

Get involved: Serve on a City board or commission

City currently has openings on 11 boards/committees     The City of Asheville has various openings on various committees.  Have you ever wanted to make a difference?  Have you wondered, “Can the City benefit from my experience and knowledge?”  Do you want to have a voice in the City’s growth and future?  Do you want to be a part [...]

Help shape Asheville by serving on a City board or commission

  Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on a City of Asheville board or commission is a great place to start.   Through a variety of boards and commissions established by Asheville City Council, citizens can provide input on the policies that shape [...]

Help shape Asheville by serving on a City board or commission

Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on a City of Asheville board or commission is a great place to start.   Through a variety of boards and commissions established by Asheville City Council, citizens can provide input on the policies that shape [...]

Help shape Asheville by serving on a City board or commission

  Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on a City of Asheville board or commission is a great place to start.   More than 250 people serve on 35 advisory boards and help guide policy decisions for the City of Asheville. Put your perspective, leadership [...]

Help shape Asheville by serving on a City board or commission

    Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on a City of Asheville board or commission is a great place to start.   Through a variety of boards and commissions established by Asheville City Council, citizens can provide input on the policies that shape [...]

Help shape Asheville by serving on a City board or commission

  Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on a City of Asheville board or commission is a great place to start.   Through a variety of boards and commissions established by Asheville City Council, citizens can provide input on the policies that shape [...]

Help shape Asheville by serving on a City board or commission

  Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on a City of Asheville board or commission is a great place to start.   Through a variety of boards and commissions established by Asheville City Council, citizens can provide input on the policies that shape [...]

Help shape Asheville by serving on an advisory board or committee

  Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on a City of Asheville board or commission is a great place to start.   More than 250 people serve on 35 advisory boards and help guide policy decisions for the City of Asheville. Put your perspective, leadership [...]

Public Safety Committee to meet remotely June 25 and here’s how to participate 

  Top priority is the safety of our community and to minimize the spread of COVID-19 while conducting City business   The Asheville City Council Public Safety Committee will hold a remote meeting at 3:30 p.m. June 25. The agenda is posted to the City website here.  There are three options for providing public comment and several [...]

Spotlight on Boards and Commissions

Looking for a great way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on an Asheville City Council Board or Commission is a great place to start. More than 250 people serve on 35 advisory boards and help guide policy decisions for the City of Asheville. Each [...]

Urban Forestry Commission to meet remotely June 15 and here’s how to participate

    Top priority is the safety of our community and to minimize the spread of COVID-19 while conducting City business   The City of Asheville is pleased to announce the return of board and commission meetings beginning with the Urban Forestry Committee on June 15.  The City is phasing in virtual board and commission meetings. Please visit the City’s virtual