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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 [...]

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Community Reparations Summit to be Held Oct. 7; Public Invited to Attend and Provide Feedback

Since March of 2022, the Community Reparations Commission has been working to establish short-, medium-, and long-term recommendations for consideration by the City of Asheville and Buncombe County Government. On Saturday, Oct. 7, a Community Reparations Summit will be held, providing an opportunity for the public to hear directly from the impact focus areas of [...]

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City of Asheville celebrates new homeowners with Habitat for Humanity

For those hoping to secure a home – there’s nothing quite like signing your name on the dotted line.  On August 3, several City of Asheville Council Members were on hand to watch that dream come true for some local families. The City of Asheville was one of the sponsors, working with the local nonprofit Habitat for [...]

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City of Asheville announces third phase of Neighborhood Matching Grants; Applications up to $5,000

The third phase of Neighborhood Matching Grants is open for applications, bringing City investments into Asheville’s neighborhoods.   Applications will be accepted from March 27 to May 27, 2023. Neighborhood organizations can apply for up to $5,000 in funds which they will then match through volunteer time, fundraising and in-kind donations.  The Neighborhood Matching Grant program was created [...]

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City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meeting, February 20, 2023

  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 [...]