The City of Asheville and Buncombe County will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. May 30, 2022 at the Roger McGuire Green in Pack Square Park. The ceremony will feature short readings by Brothers And Sisters Like These Veterans Writing Group who write to heal the wounds of war. Pastor Spencer [...]
At the May 10, 2022 City Council meeting, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, took a moment to recognize this work, proclaiming May 15 - 21, 2022 as National Public Works Week.
City Council meeting, March 8, 2022
“Today we are raising awareness of the importance of reducing threats faced by migratory birds as they journey through our city. We thank the Coalition for a Bird-Friendly Asheville for their commitment to developing a ‘Lights Out’ initiative designed to help protect birds from building collisions,” said Mayor Manheimer.
As remnants of Tropical Storm Fred hit the Asheville area yesterday and into the night, many City of Asheville departments worked in coordination to keep the people of our community safe. The City activated the emergency operations center early afternoon on Tuesday, Aug. 17, in order to best coordinate City efforts and to work in [...]
Because of the continued need for physical distance posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Asheville-Buncombe Memorial Day Ceremony will again be held as a virtual ceremony. John Mason The keynote speaker will be USMC Veteran John Mason, who was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star Medal for Valor during his time in Vietnam 1968 [...]
Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer shares this statement with our community Jan. 19: “We have been getting questions about safety leading up to the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden, following FBI reports of the potential for national unrest and violence at state capitols.” “We want to assure everyone that the City of Asheville is coordinating any needed law [...]
In recognition of City frontline and onsite employees who have remained on the job during the COVID pandemic, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer issued a proclamation designating Jan. 12 as City Employee Heroes Day. While all employees are essential workers, because all City jobs have to be done in order to provide our community with vital City services, approximately [...]
The City of Asheville has a strong record and long-standing commitment to sustainability. That’s why Mayor Esther Manheimer signed on to a letter sent by Climate Mayors to Congressional leaders urging bold action to protect our planet and build a more just economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Because only bold action can tackle [...]
A statement from Mayor Esther Manheimer: I respect everyone’s right to demonstrate and express their anger, sadness and frustration. It is important that we support the people’s right to expression, while still ensuring the safety of everyone in our community. Following the last two nights of unrest and destruction of property, I am declaring a city-wide State [...]
A statement from Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and City Council members Gwen Wisler (Vice Mayor), Brian Haynes, Vijay Kapoor, Julie Mayfield, Sheneika Smith and Keith Young: George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer is deeply felt throughout our country, including our community here in Asheville. There is no reasonable explanation for what [...]
Top priority is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and avoid overwhelming our healthcare network As the City of Asheville continues to work through the COVID-19 public health emergency, we want to make our residents aware of our modified operations, especially regarding how they can participate in their City government. Taking into consideration CDC, N.C. Department of Health [...]