Cover to presentation titled Mapping Racial Equity in Asheville, NC
City of Asheville earns GIS award for racial equity mapping project

      The City of Asheville was recently awarded the North Carolina G. Herbert Stout Award for Visionary Use of GIS in support of the City’s Mapping Racial Equity project.   Asheville was recognized during the 2019 N.C. GIS Conference in Winston-Salem. City Council officials received the award during their May 14 meeting.   GIS […]

City of Asheville equity initiative lays groundwork with employees, identifies growth areas for increased service to the community

  A year after the City of Asheville hired its first Equity & Inclusion Manager, here is an update to the community on how this initiative has progressed.   In July 2017, the City of Asheville’s announced the hiring of Kimberlee Archie as its first Equity & Inclusion Manager. She has since been named director and […]

CAYLA students spend summer getting valuable work experience

​Networking, meeting etiquette and career exploration are just a few of the professional skills that 37 Asheville area high school students are learning this summer. Their involvement in the City of Asheville’s Youth Leadership Academy ​(CAYLA) gives them opportunities for internships to help shape their education and career choices. Formed in 2007, the CAYLA program recruits, […]

2017 in review: Bonds and RADTIP get off the ground, equity initiative begins and more

With 2017 nearly in the books, it’s time to take stock of City of Asheville initiatives and developments from the past year. Here are 10 initiatives that your City government got off the ground in 2017. We’ll have 2018 initiatives to look for in another roundup Jan. 1.   Bond projects began In November 2016, […]

Asheville Mayor Manheimer issues statement condemning hate speech, promoting unity

In the wake of the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., the Asheville community condemns the actions of people who espouse hate speech against any race or ethnicity, and especially those who promote white supremacy. Let us be clear that inclusion and diversity are core values of the City of Asheville. City Council’s Vision 2036 promotes our […]

City of Asheville extends application deadline for Equity and Inclusion Manager

  This new position lines up with a key Asheville City Council focus area   After extensive public input — including three public input sessions and feedback taken online through Open City Hall Asheville — the job description for the Equity and Inclusion Manager position at the City of Asheville has been finalized. The position is […]