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Spring cheer is near with a March-velous schedule of Asheville Parks & Recreation programs

The month of March represents new growth and embodies an invigorating spirit of renewal. Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has a month of events and programs planned to inspire community members to explore, connect, and discover.  Browse highlights below and use these resources to find hundreds of additional opportunities including free meetups and clubs, exercise [...]

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City of Asheville announces Mike Lamb to serve as Police Chief

Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell is pleased to announce that Mike Lamb, who has served as the Interim Police Chief since December 2023, has accepted the permanent position of Police Chief. Chief Lamb has served the Asheville community for more than 26 years, rising through the ranks beginning as a patrol officer and most recently promoted [...]

Community input requested for Asheville Fire Department’s Strategic Plan

As part of an ongoing commitment to collaboration and continuous improvement, the Asheville Fire Department (AFD) is excited to invite the community to participate in a survey to develop its new strategic plan. This short survey, open until March 19, will allow the department to collect the community’s thoughts, expectations, and priorities to [...]

APR Innovators: Teanna Wyatt

APR Innovators is an Asheville Parks & Recreation series highlighting team members going above and beyond to bring huge value to community members through knowledge, connections, and insight that come from a desire to create the best city possible through the power of high-quality recreation programs and safe parks that welcome everyone.   When did you [...]

Senior Games and SilverArts back to break records, build friendships and define Asheville’s aging experience

People around the globe have almost double the life expectancy they had in 1900. Beyond just living longer, living healthy, active, and creative lives while aging strengthens individuals and the Asheville community as a whole.  Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and SilverArts uses the tools of sports and arts to foster connections and wellness through a weeks-long [...]

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North Carolina mayors urge Biden administration to finalize the strongest possible emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles

Today, 75 mayors – including the mayors of Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham and Greensboro in North Carolina – sent a letter urging the Biden administration to finalize the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) strongest proposed rule for the GHG Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles – Phase 3 rule (HDV rule). The HDV rule would [...]

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