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Asheville Fire Department supports Asheville Fire Fighters Association with Operation Warm

The Asheville Fire Department will join forces to help support our Asheville Fire Fighters Association Local 332 with an Operation Warm coat distribution 1 p.m. Dec. 17 Hall Fletcher Elementary. Over 100 new, American- and union-made coats will be delivered and given to selected children in need of assistance. Joint fundraising and donations were received […]

Get involved: Serve on a City board or commission

City currently has openings on 11 boards/committees     The City of Asheville has various openings on various committees.  Have you ever wanted to make a difference?  Have you wondered, “Can the City benefit from my experience and knowledge?”  Do you want to have a voice in the City’s growth and future?  Do you want […]

I26 connector proposal
Asheville City Council I-26 Connector resolution endorses specific alternatives, calls for collaboration

At its Dec. 8 meeting, Asheville City Council passed a resolution calling for the NCDOT to minimize proposed I-26 Connector impacts on the Burton Street, Emma, West Asheville and Montford communities. And the City called on the NCDOT to “partner with the City in creating a collaborative working group of City appointees and NCDOT design […]

Deadline nears for block grant and investment partnership applications

This year the Community and Economic Development Department of the City of Asheville is requiring an online Webcast for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program applicants to view prior to submitting an application for funding. Please sign-in and view the webcast any time between Dec. 9 and Jan. 1, 2016, by […]

Keep fire safety in mind this holiday season

The holidays are filled with hustle and bustle and oftentimes people forget about the basics. The Asheville Fire Department is here to not only wish everyone a happy holiday season but a safe one as well. The following safety tips are helpful reminders to keep you, your family and your friends safe. Although AFD works […]

Asheville homestay and short-term rental update: Regulation changes and active enforcement

Asheville has it all: urban life, outdoor adventure, art, food and culture … all packaged in a beautiful location with the perfect climate to enjoy them in. It is no wonder that we’re such a popular vacation destination. But like the rest of the country, Asheville’s residents and businesses have been struggling to figure out […]

City of Asheville to hold workshops on strategic event partnerships

The City of Asheville will soon be accepting proposals from qualified, nonprofit organizations based in Asheville and Buncombe County who wish to establish strategic event partnerships with the City for calendar years 2017, 2018 and 2019.   Downtown After 5 is an example of an event conducted under a strategic event partnership, one in which […]

Public invited to open house on Asheville in Motion plan

Since May 2014, the City of Asheville has been working on a plan to address and prioritize the City’s transportation needs. The public was encouraged to provide input on the issue in spring 2015 during an intensive multi-day charrette. Now, the final draft of the Asheville in Motion (AIM) Plan is ready to be presented […]