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Name not shown inside City Boundary May 20, 2018, 5:47 PM

What industry best represents your business’ primary line of work?
Professional services


Is your business owned and operated by minorities or women?
Yes, woman-owned


What is the ZIP code associated with your business’ primary location?
28803


Please share insights regarding working in the local marketplace. We’re interested in hearing about experiences or barriers related to race- or gender-based discrimination; payment; business success; private or public sector work; prime contract or subcontract work; or other related topics.
I was born and raised in WNC and moved to Asheville to pursue my career. Through various employment experiences, I eventually realized that my IQ drops 10 points as soon as I open my mouth because I speak with a southern accent. The following are a few examples of situations I have encountered. An employer I used to work for would call me "Yancey" whenever I asked what he apparently considered to be a stupid question. (I used to live in rural Yancey County.) At another job, a colleague told me that I should take diction lessons to lose my southern accent because it would enhance my employment opportunities. In another situation, a professional who was associated with on a project made fun of the way I pronounced several words. His personal comments had no relevance whatsoever to the work we were performing. Prejudice comes in many forms.

Steve Rasmussen inside City Boundary May 20, 2018, 5:45 PM

Describe the skills and leadership qualities the ideal City Manager will have.
To get you started, ideas may include strategic thinker, creative problem-solver, community commitment, integrity and someone comfortable with the public nature of the job. Tell us what is important to YOU.

Genuinely prioritizes Asheville's environmental and social-equity values -- doesn't just give them lip service while giving economic development far more priority. Needs to be able to find common ground and "win-win" solutions among many different factions, with emphasis on understanding and implementing our new Comprehensive Plan. Don't run our town like a business -- serve it like the community it is.


The City Manager will work closely with the City departments as well as the community. List groups, teams and organizations with which the City Manager should connect.
Our volunteer boards and commissions are an increasingly important point of contact between city govt. and residents, but often neglected by govt. Needs to take their decisions and recommendations seriously, interact with them regularly, and ensure that city staff assigned to them understand that they are not just there to throw cold water on any proposals that differ from business as usual, or to act as advocates for developers, hoteliers, or whatever powerful industry a given board/commission regulates.

Name not shown inside City Boundary May 20, 2018, 10:30 AM

Please share your feedback on these concept drawings for Jake Rusher Park.
It's actually quite hard to see the renderings. - how multi-modal is the design of this project? Does it have a future plan to connect with the Greenway project somehow? Bike lanes? Accessibility for all? Ways to get to the park without driving, i.e. Multi-modal accessibility to the park...

Mark Collins inside City Boundary May 20, 2018, 9:01 AM

Please share your feedback on these concept drawings for Jake Rusher Park.
Nice concept. Like the variety of sporting activities offered. Especially like the small wetlands conserved area and community garden. Maybe a few more grills and picnic tables could be added. Don’t know enough about splash parks, maintenance-wise, but do like the concept.

Name not shown outside City Boundary May 20, 2018, 1:20 AM

Please share your feedback on these concept drawings for Jake Rusher Park.
Looks like a wonderful outdoor play space. I especially anticipate playing pickleball there!!

Mary Jane Mash inside City Boundary May 19, 2018, 9:58 PM

Please share your feedback on these concept drawings for Jake Rusher Park.
Looks like a good multi-use facility. Great to have Pickleball courts included.

Name not shown inside City Boundary May 19, 2018, 9:18 PM

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Name not shown outside City Boundary May 19, 2018, 8:51 PM

Please share your feedback on these concept drawings for Jake Rusher Park.
Love the community garden site. Is there access to water right there? Suggest moving the walking trail away from parking lot to the outside of the courts to maximize length of the trail. Add more shade trees along walking trail. Love the great lawn concept but must be well maintained.

Name not shown outside City Boundary May 19, 2018, 8:43 PM

Please share your feedback on these concept drawings for Jake Rusher Park.
Please complete this fabulous looking park/sport complex.. something for everyone. Especially the first PICKLEBALL COURTS...FABULOUS. How about something as great in the N. Asheville area???

Name not shown outside City Boundary May 19, 2018, 7:21 PM

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