Revised Plan on a Page

Thank you to all our community members who worked provided their vision for our shared future through our community survey or community vision meeting. Based on your feedback, the board developed a revised Plan on a Page document that will be submitted to the City of Asheville. Additionally, we developed a list of strategic priorities to help guide our work over the next three years. Please feel free to share your feedback with us at info@ilovehawcreek.com. Thank you!

Revised Plan on a Page

Strategic Community Priorities

Evergreen Busy with Summer Activities

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Evergreen Summer Adventures, a summer day camp open to the public, has spots open for rising 4th-9th graders. Limited spaces are still available for grades K-3 as well. Each week, kids choose a morning enrichment class, get time on the climbing wall and ropes course, and go on a waterfall hike! Questions? Contact james.wilson@evergreenccs.org.

Looking for some extra help this summer? Evergreen is now enrolling students in Orton-Gillingham Summer Tutoring with flexible scheduling. Contact Carrie Pusey, Director of EverLearning, at 828-298-2173 x1301to sign up.

Haw Creek Elementary Welcomes Summer

It’s hard to believe that another school year is wrapping up at Haw Creek Elementary School! It’s been a great year for learning and growing.

Our Destination Imagination team won the regional contest again this year and earned a place at the global competition that took place in Kansas City, MO. Destination Imagination is a year long activity that stresses teamwork, creativity and problem solving. It’s a great experience and the team members really enjoyed meeting other teams from all over the world.

Another highlight was our PTA Penny Drive, a fund raiser that encourages everyone to raid their piggy banks. This year we were able to raise enough money to get a new climbing wall for our gymnasium.

We are looking forward to a great summer of playing in the neighborhood and going to the pool. Hope all our neighbors enjoy the warmer weather too!

Community Safety Meeting Follow Up

Dear Neighbors,

Thank you so much for your support of the Community Safety Meeting tonight (Tuesday, June 4). On less than a week’s notice, over 120 of you showed up to learn how we can make our neighborhood safer. We know that many of you were unable to attend tonight, so we wanted to provide an update on the meeting. In addition to our neighbors, we were joined tonight by Asheville Police Department Community Resource Liaison Lt. Tammy Flanigan-Bryson, Community Resource Officer Colby Fox, and Officer Keith McCulloch, and the management team from Spruce Hill apartments. It was clear that all parties are very committed to working together to address safety issues within the neighborhood.

Neighbors were able to ask a lot of important questions about recent crimes and share their observations about things they have seen in the neighborhood. We learned that the Spruce Hill shooting from last week is still under investigation and, therefore, the officers were not able to share many details. There was police presence along Beverly Road at the same time as the shooting because the officers thought a car involved in the shooting might be in the area, but that turned out not to be the case. In the last week, officers have completed over 18 hours of crime prevention work in the Spruce Hill area. This work is not related to calls for service and include things like foot patrols.

You can learn about incidents in Haw Creek through the APD’s Community Crime Map and Simplicity websites: https://www.ashevillenc.gov/department/police/policies-and-data/

The management team at Spruce Hills started in February and is committed to making the community safe for all. One challenge they are facing is with non-residents and visitors to the complex. They are working with the company’s senior management team and the APD to implement additional safety measures.

Neighbors and the officers shared a lot of really great ideas for increasing the safety of our neighborhood. They include:
1. Always lock our car and house doors. Remove all valuables from our cars.
2. See something, say something: if you see anything unusual or suspicious, always report it to the police department by calling 911 or 828-252-1110 (non-emergency line). Providing detailed information about what you witnessed helps them to build cases and discover patterns.
3. Sign up for the USPS’ Informed Delivery (https://informeddelivery.usps.com) and collect your mail from your mailbox by 6:00 pm each day to help reduce mail theft.
4. Get to know your neighbors and participate in community forums like NextDoor as a way to share important information.
5. Visit the APD’s Crime Prevention website for a lot of good resources: https://www.ashevillenc.gov/departments/police/policing_services/crime.htm
6. Advocate for additional resources for the police department to City Council members: https://www.ashevillenc.gov/council/meet_city_council.htm
7. Establish an active neighborhood watch in your community.

There was great support for establishing an active neighborhood watch in Haw Creek. And that’s where we need your help! Do you want to be a leader for creating a neighborhood watch? Email us today at info@ilovehawcreek.com.

The HCCA will be scheduling a meeting with Officer Fox in the coming weeks to begin this process and we want you to be there. Email us today, so we can be sure you get all the info!

Thank you again for attending the meeting tonight and your commitment to making Haw Creek safe. It was clear how much we each value our neighbors and want to be part of a safe and thriving community.

The Haw Creek Community Association has been committed to advocating for the well-being of Haw Creek for over 30 years. Please join us today! For just $12 a year per household, we are able to provide the resources necessary to have these important conversations and build a connected, safe community. https://www.ilovehawcreek.com/membership/



The management team at Spruce Hills started in February and is committed to making the community safe for all. One challenge they are facing is with non-residents and visitors to the complex. They are working with the company’s senior management team and the APD to implement additional safety measures.

Neighbors and the officers shared a lot of really great ideas for increasing the safety of our neighborhood. They include:
1. Always lock our car and house doors. Remove all valuables from our cars.
2. See something, say something: if you see anything unusual or suspicious, always report it to the police department by calling 911 or 828-252-1110 (non-emergency line). Providing detailed information about what you witnessed helps them to build cases and discover patterns.
3. Sign up for the USPS’ Informed Delivery (https://informeddelivery.usps.com) and collect your mail from your mailbox by 6:00 pm each day to help reduce mail theft.
4. Get to know your neighbors and participate in community forums like NextDoor as a way to share important information.
5. Visit the APD’s Crime Prevention website for a lot of good resources: https://www.ashevillenc.gov/departments/police/policing_services/crime.htm
6. Advocate for additional resources for the police department to City Council members: https://www.ashevillenc.gov/council/meet_city_council.htm
7. Establish an active neighborhood watch in your community.

There was great support for establishing an active neighborhood watch in Haw Creek. And that’s where we need your help! Do you want to be a leader for creating a neighborhood watch? Email us today at info@ilovehawcreek.com.

The HCCA will be scheduling a meeting with Officer Fox in the coming weeks to begin this process and we want you to be there. Email us today, so we can be sure you get all the info!

Thank you again for attending the meeting tonight and your commitment to making Haw Creek safe. It was clear how much we each value our neighbors and want to be part of a safe and thriving community.

The Haw Creek Community Association has been committed to advocating for the well-being of Haw Creek for over 30 years. Please join us today! For just $12 a year per household, we are able to provide the resources necessary to have these important conversations and build a connected, safe community. https://www.ilovehawcreek.com/membership/

Community Safety Meeting

Tuesday, June 4 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
St John’s Episcopal Church Sanctuary

290 Old Haw Creek Road

Join the Haw Creek Community Association and the Asheville Police Department for an important community-wide meeting on neighborhood safety. APD’s Community Resource Officer Colby Fox and Officer Keith McCulloch with the Crime Prevention Unit will lead this meeting on current crime prevention work within Haw Creek and information on increasing Community Watch efforts.