Friday - May 26, 2017

Economic Development

CAYLA students honored

CAYLA students honored

The 2015-2016 City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA) students were honored at the May 17 Asheville City Council meeting for their outstanding contributions to the community. All 25 students were awarded a $2,000 scholarship to support their goals for higher education.   CAYLA, created in April 2007, places Asheville High School students in prestigious

City of Asheville announces Youth Leadership Academy’s incoming Class of 2016-2017

City of Asheville announces Youth Leadership Academy’s incoming Class of 2016-2017

The City of Asheville has selected the incoming class of the City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA).   CAYLA, created in April 2007, places Asheville High School students in prestigious summer internships and offers ongoing leadership development throughout the academic year. The vast majority of CAYLA students will be the first in their families


City of Asheville offices to close Friday, March 25

City of Asheville offices to close Friday, March 25

City of Asheville government offices will be closed Friday, March 25, as part of spring break. City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed except for the Montford Recreation Center, which will be open for Fun Day Out. The following recreation facilities will be open: City parks, the Riverside Cemetery, Asheville

Get ready: Here comes the SoCon Downtown Dribble

Get ready: Here comes the SoCon Downtown Dribble

Dozens of children will dribble basketballs through downtown Asheville streets Saturday in an event called the Southern Conference Downtown Dribble. And yes, there will be street closures, so check out the map below and plan ahead. According to the SoCon website: “The Southern Conference, Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission and the YMCA of Western North


Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Group announces upcoming events

Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Group announces upcoming events

The City of Asheville invites all small, minority and woman-owned businesses to join us for monthly presentations on resources to support, enhance and grow your business.  Check out these upcoming events. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Brenda Mills at bmills@ashevillenc.gov or by calling 828-259-8050.  

Riverfront redevelopment, transportation improvement dovetail to enhance RAD

Riverfront redevelopment, transportation improvement dovetail to enhance RAD

Cars travel through a narrow section of Riverside Drive in the River Arts District.   More public engagement coming in February Did you know that the roads in Asheville along the river were originally built over 100 years ago? The River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) is designed to rebuild Riverside Drive and Lyman Street to

City of Asheville to hold workshops on strategic event partnerships

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


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