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City of Asheville Equity Manager - Community Input Opportunity

  • Shiloh Recreation Center 121 Shiloh Road Asheville, NC, 28803 United States (map)

During its annual retreat in January 2016, the City Council developed a 2036 vision in which it articulated the community as it is and as it strives to be in 2036.  One of the eight focus areas of the vision articulated below – A Diverse Community – encompass the equity lens through which the City seeks to achieve its goals, deliver services and programs, and maximize the quality of life for all.

In an effort to create a framework, develop resources, and achieve meaningful progress towards this component of the Vision, the Fiscal Year 2017 budget approved in June 2016 included funding for the development of diversity and equity initiatives.  The development of such efforts includes evaluation of the City’s efforts to equitably engage with and deliver services to the community and will include areas of study such as representation on boards and commissions, public input opportunities, and contracting and infrastructure investments. 

The initiatives will be coordinated by a new Equity Manager position. In an effort to find the best fit candidate for this senior level position, City staff is seeking public input to identify the skills and competencies the community identifies as most important for the success of the candidate.  

Please come share your thoughts about the skills the Equity Manager will need to be successful!