After a 60-day safety and cleanliness initiative in the spring of 2023, City departments continued focused efforts to support a safe and welcoming downtown and are collaborating on new ways to deliver and track services with maximum impact. Are you interested in following our progress? Sign up for monthly updates here.
The City of Asheville introduces “chaptering” on their YouTube channel for ease of access to City Council meetings
The City of Asheville introduces “chaptering” on its video replays of City Council meetings available for viewing on its YouTube Channel. This new feature allows the community to quickly access video points of interest without having to scroll and scan through an entire Council meeting. How does it work: Agenda item bookmarks allow viewers to [...]
The City of Asheville’s Office of Data & Performance (ODAP) will hold a community data training on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The training will be held at the City’s municipal building at 100 Court Plaza, Asheville, in the second-floor training room. Limited parking is available in the City Hall [...]
Asheville City Manager, Debra Campbell, is pleased to announce that Holly Barham, who has served as the Interim Director of Information Technology Services (ITS) since October 2022, has accepted the position of Information Technology Services Director. Holly will oversee a team of 27 responsible for providing high-level customer service and quality technical deliverables with professionalism and [...]
Chief Information Officer Jonathan Feldman has accepted a position as Chief Information Officer with Wake County Government in Raleigh, North Carolina and will leave the City of Asheville Oct. 14. During his seventeen year tenure, the City of Asheville became an early adopter of cloud-based technology, cybersecurity was enhanced and the diversity of the Information Technology [...]
The main call customer service line at the City of Asheville, 828-251-1122, is now back in service Thank you for your patience!
The Office of Data and Performance (ODAP) has been fully-staffed and operational for a full year. During its first year of operation, ODAP has participated in a number of City projects that advance the office’s mission “to empower the community and City staff to use data for equitable outcomes, accountability, and communication.”
Point in Time (PIT) Count Dashboard and Web Page Available on the City of Asheville Website 2021 Point in Time (PIT) count data is now available on the City of Asheville website. The PIT data is displayed via dashboard, and presents numbers on those experiencing homelessness, either in emergency shelter, transitional housing or who are unsheltered. [...]
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.
To provide better visibility into work the City of Asheville is doing in support of Council priorities, a new Projects landing page has been launched on the city’s website, ashevillenc.gov. The style of the page is similar to the existing News and Services landing pages providing consistency in navigation throughout the site.
City of Asheville’s Office of Data and Performance updates community on its first 100 days of operation
The City of Asheville’s Office of Data and Performance (ODAP) was created to increase transparency in government and to empower the community and City staff to use data for equitable outcomes, accountability, and communication. ODAP has been fully staffed for 100 days and has already been involved in a number of external and internal activities [...]