About Asheville’s government

by David Forbes May 11, 2017

Our city’s government is incredibly important, but it can be hard to understand or to know the most effective ways to become involved. So the Blade is providing public presentations to answer all those questions.

Local government is incredibly important, shaping everything from housing to equity to safety. Asheville’s is no exception and in a changing time like this, it’s more key than ever. As a journalist who’s covered City Hall for over a decade, I know both how daunting unraveling its workings can be and how important they are to the lives of everyone in our city.

So in these handy sessions I’ll demystify “Avlgov,” present a rundown of how our local government works, what some major current issues are, answer questions and lay out some of the most effective ways for locals to get involved.

The Blade will provide this presentation at three different dates and locations to make it as accessible to the public as possible:

Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m., the Block off Biltmore
Thursday, May 18, 6 p.m., Edington Center
Sunday, May 21, 2 p.m. Firestorm Cafe and books

The events are free. If you’d like to help us out, please donate or subscribe to support the Blade. We have no ads or corporate backers and rely entirely on reader contributions to back our work and make events like this possible.

I look forward to seeing you there.


David Forbes