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The project logo Vance Monument Taskforce

The project logo Vance Monument Taskforce

On June 26, 2020 the Board and Commission Committee voted on the formation of a joint task force with Buncombe County for the removal or repurposing of the Vance Monument. The Vance Monument Task Force is composed of 12 people, six (6) appointments from both the City and County respectively. In addition,  the task force will identify and recommend African Americans to honor the local history of Asheville-Buncombe County and develop an inclusive community engagement plan focusing on those most harmed or negatively impacted by the Vance Monument.

Task Force Flyer – member expectations.

 

Contact Information

Nia Davis, Human Relations Analyst

Office of Equity and Inclusion

828-251-4059

If you would like to provide feedback or a comment on the removal or re-purposing of the Vance Monument, you may do so here.
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August 4, 2020: County Commission will vote to appoint six (6) members

David R. King
Carmen Ramos Kennedy
Esi Hutchinson
Katherin Calhoun Cutshall
Ben Scales
Elizabeth Harper
Dennis A. Fagnant, Jr. (1st Alt)
Andrea Olson (2nd Alt)

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July 28, 2020: City Council will vote to appoint six (6) members

City of Asheville Appointments 

Antanette Mosley 
Deborah Miles 
Bernard Oliphant
Savannah Gibson
Oralene Simmons
Shirley Whitesides
Alternate seats: 
Lawrence Gilliam 

 

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June 29-July 10, 2020: Advertise and accept city applications

Task Force Flyer – member expectations

Application

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June 26, 2020 Boards and Commission committee vote on proposal for joint city/ county monument task force

Joint Resolution

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August 4, 2020: County Commission will vote to appoint six (6) members

David R. King
Carmen Ramos Kennedy
Esi Hutchinson
Katherin Calhoun Cutshall
Ben Scales
Elizabeth Harper
Dennis A. Fagnant, Jr. (1st Alt)
Andrea Olson (2nd Alt)

complete
complete
July 28, 2020: City Council will vote to appoint six (6) members

City of Asheville Appointments 

Antanette Mosley 
Deborah Miles 
Bernard Oliphant
Savannah Gibson
Oralene Simmons
Shirley Whitesides
Alternate seats: 
Lawrence Gilliam 

 

complete
complete
June 29-July 10, 2020: Advertise and accept city applications

Task Force Flyer – member expectations

Application

complete
complete
June 26, 2020 Boards and Commission committee vote on proposal for joint city/ county monument task force

Joint Resolution

planned
planned
complete
complete
complete
complete
August 4, 2020: County Commission will vote to appoint six (6) members

David R. King
Carmen Ramos Kennedy
Esi Hutchinson
Katherin Calhoun Cutshall
Ben Scales
Elizabeth Harper
Dennis A. Fagnant, Jr. (1st Alt)
Andrea Olson (2nd Alt)

complete
complete
July 28, 2020: City Council will vote to appoint six (6) members

City of Asheville Appointments 

Antanette Mosley 
Deborah Miles 
Bernard Oliphant
Savannah Gibson
Oralene Simmons
Shirley Whitesides
Alternate seats: 
Lawrence Gilliam 

 

complete
complete
June 29-July 10, 2020: Advertise and accept city applications

Task Force Flyer – member expectations

Application

complete
complete
June 26, 2020 Boards and Commission committee vote on proposal for joint city/ county monument task force

Joint Resolution