Vance Monument Task force Update
From Rasheeda McDaniels:
On June 26, 2020, the Board and Commission Committee voted on forming a joint task force with Buncombe County to remove or repurpose the Vance Monument. The Vance Monument Taskforce comprises 12 people, 6 appointments from both the City and County, respectively. The taskforce will identify and recommend African Americans to honor Asheville-Buncombe County's local history and develop an inclusive community engagement plan focusing on those most harmed or negatively impacted by the Vance Monument.We are reaching out to you as you are the voices that the Vance Monument Taskforce wants to hear from during the project's community engagement phase. We realized that some people are fatigued when it comes to virtual meetings, but we want to provide you with information in order for you to give your perspectives, responses, and opinions about what you think should happen to the Vance Monument, repurpose or removal. I know your time is valuable, and this meeting is only 30 minutes of your time, but these decisions are paramount to our community and future generations to come. We want to keep you informed, and we want to hear from you. Please share your thoughts and comments on http://publicinput.com/VanceMonumentTaskForce.The Vance Monument Taskforce Meetings are on Thursday’s at 4:30 pm on this website. I reached out to you last week as a reminder of this zoom meeting or the Vance Monument Task force asked me to engage with you. Thank you in advance for your participation.