Archive for the ‘Doers and Makers’ Category

Doers & Makers – Public Art Commission (PAC)

The Public Art Commission (PAC) was appointed by Hickory City Council to provide a forum for integrating public art into public spaces, to help create a visual sense of the community, and to provide leadership in implementing a public art program for Hickory. The PAC is responsible […]

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Hickory International Council

The Hickory International Council (HIC) fosters unity between the local and global community in Hickory. The purpose of the council is to act as a liaison between the community and the city government to promote goodwill, mutual understanding, and cooperation among citizens. The HIC was established on […]

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The Community Relations Council

The City of Hickory Community Relations Council (CRC) is an advisory board to City Council and consists of 16 members of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds.  Although many changes have taken place in the community since the group was established in 1963, promoting diversity and tolerance of […]

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Business Development Committee

The Business Development Committee (BDC) serves in an advisory role to Hickory City Council. The committee’s purpose is to support economic development in the City of Hickory and increase employment within the community. The committee identifies and assesses business ideas that would promote economic development and be […]

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Bond Implementation Commission

The Bond Implementation Commission is an advisory board to City Council on the bond projects. The Commission was formed after the citizens of Hickory approved a bond referendum in November 2014. The bond referendum covers four projects: The Citywalk, The Riverwalk, Streetscapes and Gateways, and a Class […]

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Community Appearance Commission

The Community Appearance Commission (CAC) is one of the City of Hickory’s 14 advisory boards that is made up of regular citizens. Its mission is to enhance the appearance of the City of Hickory by advising on, and implementing programs of general community beautification. Members help coordinate […]

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Footcandle Film Festival is “putting Hickory on the international map”

chrisfryealanjackson-largeFeeding film addictions across the City of Hickory for the last eight years is Footcandle Film Society. It is the brainchild of two self-proclaimed “movie nerds” who wanted to bring an additional art form to Hickory.

Alan Jackson and Chris Frye would frequently drive to Winston-Salem and Charlotte to see films that were not airing in Hickory. They wanted to find a way to bring those films to Hickory to share with the rest of the community. After they created Footcandle, they invited close friends and family to their office to watch films and discuss them after.

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Community Spotlight – Connie Kincaid

The heart of any city is found in its downtown neighborhood.  The quaint storefronts, boutiques, offices, and restaurants collectively create a city’s identity and spirit.  A thriving downtown radiates to the entire city and is an important component of a city’s economic health.  Downtown Hickory has experienced […]

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Hickory’s antique fire engines to be restored to former glory

Firefighters across the nation are known for their service and dedication to their communities.  That is especially true of a local father and son who have partnered together to preserve the pride and spirit of Hickory’s historic fire department. Senior Firefighter David Mills, a current member of […]

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Community Spotlight – Arnita Dula

Arnita Dula, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Hickory, was recently awarded the Citizen Lawyer Award by the North Carolina Bar Association.  Dula, who has worked for the City for almost 10 years, is active in the community and has been a member of multiple civic […]

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