Representing neighborhood associations throughout Asheville for more than 30 years! 

CAN's Vision:

Vibrant neighborhoods united in purpose, strong in voice, dedicated to equality and justice

CAN's Mission:

The Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods (CAN) is a 501(c)3 organization that:

  • Educates and informs the community about matters that concern Asheville area neighborhoods;
  • Provides a means for Asheville area neighborhood organizations and groups to share information;
  • Provides technical assistance to neighborhood groups and individuals that are interested in participating in community affairs; and,
  • Advocates for the stability and quality of life of neighborhoods and the community

CAN's Value:

  • Experienced neighborhood leaders and experts ready to offer guidance and assistance
  • Proven ability to work constructively with government personnel in city departments and commissions to influence early actions
  • Rallying numerous groups to action on topics that impact neighborhoods
  • Continuous monitoring to timely discover developments and ordinances that may impact
  • Credibility with city decision makers by presenting well considered facts rather than uninformed emotion


CAN Executive Board Members

Rick Freeman - President

Patrick Gilbert - Funding co-ordinator

Steve Joiner- Treasurer

Bob Williams - At Large

Will Hornaday - Secretary

Helen Hyatt - VP3 Neighborhood Liason


Want to make a difference in your neighborhood?

Represent your neighborhood as a member of the CAN Board of Directors!

Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods Board of Director Duties

Become a CAN Volunteer

We're always looking for help from talented, civic-minded individuals. We need folks to help us with the following areas of our work:

  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Neighborhood Outreach
  • Government Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Technology

The following documents are available for download:

Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods Bylaws