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 announces City Council approval of the purchase and sale agreement of 319 Biltmore Ave.

  On August 23, Asheville City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the purchase and sale agreement of 319 Biltmore Ave, with Laurel Street Residential a Charlotte-based developer. Laurel Street Residential is among the very few black and female owned development companies in North Carolina. This sales approval is a milestone in the advancement [...]

Who’s up this week on What’s Up AVL! – City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy Coordinator Alex Mitchiner

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 sat down with City of Asheville [...]

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 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 Youth Leadership Academy supports high school students with career development opportunities

Since 2007, the City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA) has provided internship placement opportunities for area high school students in local government, businesses and nonprofits. Each summer, 38 are selected from more than 80 applicants from city and county high schools. In addition to workforce training at their selected job sites, the students also [...]

City of Asheville announces the Strategic Partnership Fund Pilot Program recipients for Youth Programs

Asheville City Council approved last night, as part of Council’s agenda, the Strategic Partnership Fund Pilot Program awards and authorized the City Manager to execute grant agreements.  Using Strategic Partnership funding, the City has provided $375,500 in pilot grants to nine different non-profit organizations to help address the opportunity gap for low to moderate income school-aged [...]

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 to share updates on Memorial Stadium and Mountainside Park at community events

Representatives from the City of Asheville’s Parks & Recreation and Capital Projects departments will present updates on the Phase II improvements to Memorial Stadium and Mountainside Park at upcoming community events. Community members can view project renderings and discuss planned improvements with staff members. As defined by City Council during its March [...]