The City of Asheville has a new go-to person dedicated to two-way communication with our neighborhoods.
Mr. Jeremy Lett has joined the city of Asheville as Neighborhood Services Specialist, working alongside Neighborhood and Community Engagement Manager Brenda Mills. Lett will serve in partnership as the liaison between the city and its vital neighborhoods with an eye toward community-oriented problem solving. He will also work in partnership with all city of Asheville departments to facilitate communication regarding city projects, services, planning and development, and customer service.
“The opportunity to contribute to community-oriented problem solving and help strengthen relationships with all of Asheville’s neighborhoods is what really drew me to the Neighborhood Services Specialist position,” said Lett. “Too often, communities feel left out of the civic engagement process. In my new role, I look forward to being a conduit of information, promoting opportunities to get involved with local government, and working collaboratively and creatively with community members to solve problems in and around their neighborhoods.”
Lett previously served as Assistant Director of Community Engagement at Warren Wilson College, where he managed partnerships for service learning and community engagement opportunities. He earned his BA in political science from Warren Wilson and a Masters of Public Affairs from Western Carolina University.
This role is part of the new initiatives set forth by the City from the “Reimagin-ing Public Safety” outreach outlined in City Manager Debra Campbell’s FY 2020-21 Manager’s Recommended Budget Amendment presentation.
Lett will participate in several virtual meet-and-greet events with neighborhoods and community members; he plans to attend neighborhood meetings as time allows.