As the City of Asheville works to prepare a proposed fiscal year 2022-2023 budget, it’s a good time to pause, look back and assess the work and accomplishments towards the priorities of the past year. The Council Identified Priorities for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 included: Reparations Reimagining Public Safety Employee Compensation Utilization of ARPA Funding Here, we share with you the Fiscal [...]
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 [...]
The next meeting of the Community Reparations Commission will take place 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2022 at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Press Room 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 [...]
You're invited to celebrate impactful community members Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Arthur R. Edington Center
The Asheville City Council has approved five seat appointments for the Community Reparations Commission representing the five impact focus areas of criminal justice, economic development, education, health care and housing. Those members appointed by Asheville City Council are: Dewana Little – Criminal Justice Dr. Dwight B Mullen -Economic Development CiCi Weston – Education Dr. Tamarie Macon – Healthcare Joyce Harrison – [...]
March 8th has been officially recognized as International Women’s Day by the United Nations since 1977 and in 1980 the United States issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring Women’s History Week to be aligned with it. Around the world, this day has become a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in [...]
The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that the Department of Equity and Inclusion is once again fully staffed. Led by veteran public servant Brenda Mills, the new team is already working in the community and internally with staff to make equity and inclusion a part of everything the City of Asheville does. Brenda Mills, Director [...]
Code Purple now in effect through Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Bus fare to and from shelters will continue at no cost.
Asheville Parks & Recreation manages a unique collection of more than 55 public parks, playgrounds, and open spaces throughout the city in a system that also includes full-complex recreation centers, swimming pools, Riverside Cemetery, sports fields and courts, and community centers that offer programs related to wellness, education, and culture for Ashevillians [...]
Throughout the year, Asheville Parks & Recreation and its partners share unique stories, rich culture, and opportunities for all community members to reflect on Black history across the city. During Black History Month, the department invites residents to explore more and discover the achievements, contributions, and journeys of Black heritage.
In 2022 the Office of Data & Performance will advance it’s mission of utilizing data for more equitable outcomes through participation in several projects aligned with key City Council priorities including Reparations Data Support, Houselessness Data Support, American Rescue Plan Funding, Fiscal Year 23 Budget Process, Employee Compensation, and regular Progress Reporting.
COVID continued to leave its mark on our society in 2021, including the workings of City government. But the year brought with it some wins too, including the completion of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project. The Reparations Initiative got its start. And a City employee earned a national hero award. It wasn’t all easy. Governing [...]
In response to residents requests, the City of Asheville is extending the deadline to apply to be a member of the Community Reparations Commission until January 15. The opportunity to serve is available to all residents of Asheville and Buncombe County and can be found online. ONLINE FORMS: Neighborhood Candidate Interest Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M6CG2MH Impact Focus Area [...]
The City of Asheville invites you to be part of its Reparations initiative! Applications are open for the Community Reparations Commission through December 22. Find more information at https://www.ashevillenc.gov/reparations. There is also one more information session coming up on December 15. Find information about it at this link. Come on, Asheville! Be part [...]
Interim Director of Equity and Inclusion Brenda Mills, and Interim Director of Community and Economic Development, Nikki Reid, have both been promoted to permanent director for their respective departments. After a national search, Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell found the talent and the passion for public service she sought to fill two important director positions within [...]
The City of Asheville Reparations Initiative is seeking nominations and applications for the Community Reparations Commission. Applications opened on November 19 with nominations and applications to be accepted through December 22. The Community Reparations Commission is charged with coming up with recommendations to City Council to repair the harm done by decades of racial discrimination and [...]
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