Press release from City of Asheville:
BE A LOCAL LEADER
NEW: Vance Monument Task Force
The Vance Monument Task Force (VMTF) was created by joint resolution by the City of
Asheville and Buncombe County. The VMTF will be tasked with gathering citizen input,
particularly from those most impacted by the monuments and participate in public dialogue.
The Task Force will consist of up to 12 members. 6 appointments to be made by the City
Council and 6 appointments to be made by the County Commissioners. Applications for the
City appointed seats will be accepted through July 10 at 5:00 p.m.
Task Force Scope as defined in Joint Resolution:
● Recommend removal and or repurposing of Vance Monument within legal
● Identify and recommend African Americans to honor the local history of Asheville –
The first meeting of the Task Force will occur within the first two weeks of August. The Task
Force will meet for approximately 3 months and then provide a final report or presentation to
both Governing Boards. Appointed members must be able to commit to:
● Attend at least 80% of the scheduled meetings; which may average one meeting per
● Conduct research and activity between the meetings
● Actively participate in planning, gathering data and input, evaluation of facts and
alternatives, and reach consensus on the final content for the report
● Maintain a connection and include other City & County Boards and Commissions
Please visit the City VMTF project page at for more details and to submit
an application form:
The deadline for City applications for these openings is
Friday, July 10, 2020 at 5 p.m.