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Good News: Rasheeda McDaniels

Good News: The Board of Commissioners commended the commitment and inspirational work of Buncombe County’s Rasheeda McDaniels at their regular meeting last night. Rasheeda was recently recognized at an event sponsored by Cothinkk on October 21st called:  “Becoming We: Strengthening Our Roots.”

This event was a celebration of leaders of color and allies that are doing innovative work to address the critical challenges facing communities of color in Asheville and Western North Carolina. Rasheeda was celebrated for her role as an ally for black and brown communities. 

Buncombe County is fortunate to have Rasheeda as a member of the community engagement team. In this role Rasheeda has been responsible for oversight of our community connectors.  This program grew out of Rasheeda’s commitment to listen and learn from residents of our community housing developments. From this input, Rasheeda built the Pop Up market program and continues to support positive change in our community with her leadership as a liaison with the Isaac Coleman Investment grants. 

If you know Rasheeda, you know for her this work is personal – and that it is her vision to live in a community where every member has the ability to live to their full potential.  As Rasheeda has said in reference to community work, “it could be small in numbers, but you will make an impact so big in this community, that no one will forget.”