Past Events

Evening Forum with Asheville’s new Police Chief, William Anderson

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May 23, 2012: Asheville and the Arts: Why They Are Inseparable

More recognition of Asheville’s unique character this month, as the American Planning Association’s North Carolina chapter recognized Lexington Avenue as one of our state’s Great Main Streets. That comes as no surprise to Professional Artist Kitty Love, the new executive director of the Asheville … [Read more...]

April 25, 2012: Hunger in Asheville: How Bad is It?

The Food Research and Action Center, based in Washington, D.C., recently ranked Asheville third among large metro areas in “food insecurity.” According to the survey, 23.8 per cent of local residents said there were times during the past 12 months when they could not afford to buy the food they … [Read more...]

April 3, 2012: Meet Asheville’s New Police Chief

Leadership Asheville Forum and the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement will host an evening with Asheville’s new Police Chief William Anderson. This is your opportunity to hear his views and to ask questions about Asheville’s police force. The program is free and open to the public, and … [Read more...]

Thursday, March 22, 2012: Ron Paulus re: Mission Hospitals

Asheville’s Mission Hospital regularly receives high marks from national rating agencies. Recently, it was named one of the top 15 hospital systems in the country by Thomson Reuters. U.S. News and World Report ranked it among the best in seven adult specialties. But not everyone thinks Mission is … [Read more...]

February 22, 2012: Occupy Asheville

Like similar protests across the country, Occupy Asheville has generated strong feelings -- both for and against the movement. As of today, it's unclear what will happen to the Occupy Campsite when the Asheville City Council meets on February 14th to revisit the issue. Whatever happens, Occupy … [Read more...]

February 2, 2012: A Celebration of Appalachian Music

Leadership Asheville Forum and the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement will host an evening celebrating Appalachian Music, including its connections to Scotland and the Scotch-Irish who immigrated to our region. Theprogram is free and open to the public, and will begin at 6:30 pm on … [Read more...]

December 8, 2011: LAF Member’s December Social

You’re invited to the 2011 Leadership Asheville Forum Holiday Party & Social Please plan to join us for great food, beverages and stimulating company! WHAT: LAF’s Annual Holiday Party WHEN: Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. WHERE: Hand Made in America, 125 S. Lexington, corner of … [Read more...]

November 16, 2011: Critical Issues Luncheon

Should College Athletes be Paid to Play? Everyone knows that college athletics – especially football – is big business. One college conference recently reported a billion dollars in revenue from its athletic programs. Some say that kind of money inevitably leads to corruption – like paying top … [Read more...]

October 26, 2011: Critical Issues Luncheon

City Council Candidates Forum Job creation. Gay rights. Scandal at the ABC Board. These and a host of other issues will confront candidates for the Asheville City Council running in the November election. At Leadership Asheville Forum’s October 26th luncheon, we’ll host a panel discussion among … [Read more...]