On October 30, Buncombe County Commission voted 6-1 to create an Early Childhood Education and Development Fund and commit $3.6 annually to this fund to support creating new classrooms and centers, supporting workforce development, supporting our local system in scaling up, and providing support services to kids and families.
This is about making a permanent commitment to kids in Buncombe County and about creating a community where every kiddo has an equal opportunity to thrive.
Thank you to everyone who showed up to advocate, sent messages and called to show support, including the amazing Kids Justice League from BeLoved Community, pictured above.
And thank you to fellow Commissioners, county staff and community partners for the collaboration, hard work and passion that went into developing and passing this resolution. It's a true honor to work on these issues and it will continue to be a focus of my work on County Commission.
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