Asheville & Buncombe County Candidate Forum Success!

We had a full house on Thursday, Sept. 8, 7:00 p.m. at the East Asheville Public Library. Nearly three hours of questions answered by candidates for Mayor, City Council, County Commission and County Sherrif.  Watch the recording: Listen Learn Vote

While CAN decided not to host a School Board Candidate forum, we believe it is equally important to all neighborhood residents to know the candidates and make voting decisions. Please consider attending the following event: School Board Forum


Help Rebuild Jones Park: 

The Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods is a strong supporter of the community effort to rebuild a beloved park. A proposal allowing a donated Jones Park Playground to be rebuilt and maintained by the City of Asheville has been sent to the Asheville City School Board.  The ACS Board will vote on this proposal next Monday Sept 19. If it passes it should be onto City Council September 27.  Learn how to add your voice of support by following this link: Rebuild Jones Park


Homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County: 

At the August 24, 2022 General Membership Meeting Emily Ball Homeless Strategy Division Manager City of Asheville spoke for an hour and answered questions from the attendees for another 30 minutes.  If you missed it, please see the following documents, minutes and video recording:  

Homelessness Planning2022 Homeless CountVideo of MeetingQuestions AnsweredMeeting Minutes


Do you need help getting your Neighborhood going or would you like to reinvigorate your Neighborhood?

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Boards and Commissions Restructuring - CAN Advocates for New Approach

The CAN Board of Directors, representing some 15 city neighborhoods, approved the creation of CAN's position demanding the current plan be changed: CAN Position. Tell City Council to listend to CAN and other organizations opposed to the existing plan.  Read and sign this Google Form: Oppose Current Plan.


Open Space Amendment - CAN seeks change

After due diligence and intense discussion, the CAN Board of Directors, representing some 15 city neighborhoods, voted to oppose the Open space amendment as it is currently proposed. Learn more...


Urban Forester - CAN advocates for city budget

After short discussion, the CAN Board of Directors, representing some 15 city neighborhoods, voted to encourage city council to demand the inclusion of an Urban Forester in the 2022-2023 Budget. See our letter...



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If you would like to support the work of CAN, please make your check payable to:

Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods 

Post Office Box 1858,

Asheville NC 28802

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Thank you so much for your support!!!