River District project meet up May 31

This Friday evening, take a stroll along the French Broad River while helping make four upcoming projects in the River Arts District and West Asheville better at the River District SpeakUP. From the City of Asheville Office of Economic Development: Drop in at Jean Webb park on Riverside Drive Friday evening between 5 and 8 p.m. to [...]

2013 Asheville-Buncombe Memorial Day Ceremony

On Monday, May 27, the City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee on Veterans Affairs and Buncombe County presented the 2013 Memorial Day ceremony at Roger McGuire Green in Pack Square Park. The ceremony commemorates the sacrifice and service that men and women have given in the name of protecting the nation, and was attended by veterans and [...]

Five promoted in Asheville Police Department

The Asheville Police Department and the City of Asheville is proud to announce the promotion of five APD officers at a May 8 ceremony at City Hall.     Sgt. Janice Hawkins and Sgt. Curtis Jones were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Detective Keith Cloer, Senior Police Officer Mike McClanahan, and Senior Police Officer Brandon Moore were [...]

City fleet mechanics earn CNG certification

Three City of Asheville Fleet Division technicians recently earned certification to inspect compressed natural gas vehicles, expanding the kinds of city vehicles the shop can service. Darryl Rice, Rob Martin and Kevin Haughinberry all completed specialized training through Blue Ridge Community College and passed the national inspectors certification test administered by the CSA Group, the industry [...]

Workplace diversity conference stirs discussions on inclusion

The City of Asheville was proud to participate with Buncombe County and UNC Asheville to present the “Realizing the Benefits of Inclusion and Diversity” conference held April 25 in conjunction with the YWCA Stand Against Racism. The conference focused on the challenges and opportunities for expanding diversity in the workplace and in management roles in light [...]

Asheville Way Awards shine light on employee excellence

Streamlining services, innovative problem solving, even saving lives — some of the City of Asheville’s exemplary employees were recognized April 17 at the Asheville Way Awards ceremony. The annual event, held in the Banquet Hall of the U.S. Cellular Center, recognizes those employees who uphold the values of the Asheville Way:  Continuous Improvement, Integrity, Diversity, [...]

Purchasing Manager Amy Patterson earns School of Government CLGPO certification

City of Asheville Purchasing Manager Amy Patterson has earned the title of Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer through the North Carolina School of Government. The voluntary program, which requires a rigorous continuing education and examination process, designates Amy among the top in her field and reaffirms the city’s dedication to best [...]

Volunteer to help the Asheville Fire Department repaint fire hydrants

There are nearly 4,000 fire hydrants in the City of Asheville and every couple of years they need a new coat of paint. Each year, the Asheville Fire Department repaints one half of Asheville’s fire hydrants in order to extend their life spans and to be more visible to firefighters. Covering that kind of ground [...]

Community invited to participate in budget workshop

Reposted from the City of Asheville web site: In an ongoing effort to communicate fiscal realities and identify community priorities in the upcoming budget year, Asheville City Council will hold a community budget meeting Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place in the gymnasium of Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School, located [...]

Fix-it bicycle station installed at Carrier Park

A newly-installed bicycle fix-it station has made its debut at Carrier Park, a central location for Asheville’s bicycle community. The station, located near the bridge that crosses the park’s popular “Mellowdrome” track, provides tools, a repair stand and bike pump that cyclists can use to fix a flat or make adjustments. “This location just made perfect [...]

APD Traffic Safety Unit spotlights high-crash areas

From the City of Asheville’s YouTube channel: Officers with the Asheville Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit talk about Crash Reduction Areas, an effort that focuses attention on areas with high rates of vehicle accidents. New Leicester Highway, Fairview Road and Patton Avenue all rose to the top of the list in the last year [...]

2013 Handicapped Parking Enforcement Program rescheduled for April

***NOTE*** This event was rescheduled from an earlier date. Updated registration information can be found at the bottom of the announcement. The City of Asheville is looking for applicants to participate in this year’s Volunteer Handicapped Parking Enforcement Program. Each year, the City of Asheville Police Department trains volunteers how to write citations and warnings to [...]

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