One-stop portal: Press releases, graphics and documents related to APD excessive use of force investigation in one place

The City of Asheville has gathered all press releases, graphics and documents related to a former Asheville Police officer excessive use of force investigation into this portal on the City of Asheville website. The information relates to an use of excessive force against Johnnie Jermaine Rush by former Officer Christopher Hickman in August 2017. See […]

Asheville City Council votes to support City Manager’s release of personnel information related to APD investigation

Asheville City Council held a special called meeting March 5, 2018, in which the Council went into closed session to consult with the City Attorney about the Aug. 24, 2017, use of force incident involving former Asheville Police Senior Officer Chris Hickman.   This incident follows the March 1, 2018, media release of body-worn video […]

Q&A: Asheville Police body-worn camera, use of force policies

The City of Asheville, including the Asheville Police Department, is committed to being as transparent as possible within the law. The following questions are questions City Council and staff have heard throughout the community. Staff will continue to collect common questions through the comments shared on the Community Engagement Hotline, 828-259-5900, and comments to be […]

Asheville Parks & Recreation to hold hiring fair for seasonal openings

Looking for a fun summer job? The City of Asheville is holding a second Hiring Fair for positions within the Parks and Recreation Department from 3 to 7 p.m. April 18.  Come to Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave,  to learn about these positions and how to apply. Openings Include: Summer Playground Leaders (minimum […]

Now hiring: Director of Development Services. Apply by March 24.

The City of Asheville is looking for a talented, experienced and innovative professional driven toward customer service excellence with the knowledge and ability to effectively lead the evolution of the department and its services. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional with strategic, community-oriented leadership ability and proven management skills; with the ability to […]

Asheville named one of 50 Invest Health cities by Reinvestment Fund and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The City of Asheville has been selected by Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to take part in the new Invest Health initiative. The innovative, national program brings together diverse leaders from mid-sized U.S. cities and aims to improve health in low-income neighborhoods. It will be implemented in 50 cities across the nation. […]

Gaining experience and sharing knowledge through the CAYLA extension program

The summer is wrapping up for a group of college students and alumni of the City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA) who are participating in the academy’s extension internship program. But they say the benefit of interning in their prospective fields has been invaluable, as has the interaction they have had with younger CAYLA […]

City of Asheville employees selected for Leadership Asheville

The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that Deputy Finance Director Eric Hardy and Asheville Fire Department Public Information Officer Kelley Klope have both been selected to attend the 32nd Leadership Asheville Class beginning in September. Leadership Asheville, operated through UNC Asheville is an important resource to the community, with participants honing leadership and […]

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 […]

Me2We conference brings teens together with Asheville’s civil rights pioneers

In 1961, as a civil rights movement swelled nationally, a group of high school students calling themselves the Asheville Student Commission on Racial Equality (ASCORE) set out on a campaign to peacefully desegregate Asheville’s lunch counters, libraries, pools and parks. Though the teens were the public face of Asheville’s own civil rights victories, they were […]

CAYLA program continues to foster student success

ASHEVILLE – The City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA) fosters success stories for students year after year. From 2008-2011, the total scholarship money awarded to CAYLA students was more than $400,000. In addition, 100 percent of CAYLA students in 2008-2010, as well as the 2011 graduating class have been accepted to college. The below […]

City of Asheville Human Resources Analyst Carol Nguyen recognized in Verve Magazine’s “30 Under Thirty.”

The latest issue of Verve Magazine included City of Asheville Human Resources employee Carol Nguyen in its profile of 30 women under 30 who make positive strides in their fields. The profile cites Nguyen’s work on technological steps the department is taking to more efficiently track information and move into paperless record keeping. Click here for […]

City of Asheville’s technology roll out increases efficiency across departments

In an organization of more than 1,000 people, speedy and accurate information flow means not only increased efficiency but also real dollars. That’s an underlying theme that emerges when City of Asheville employees talk about the recently launched technology upgrade that provides not only swifter access to data but also easier communication between city departments […]