At-Large Council Members to host Holiday Reception
Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and Councilman Howard Duvall to host a Holiday reception at Earlewood Park Baquet Room, 113 Parkside Dr. Columbia, SC 29203. The Holiday reception will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Councilwoman Devine Selected as new Economic Mobility & Opportunity Taskforce member
The National League of Cities' (NLC) new president, Matt Zone, councilmember from Cleveland, Ohio, launched a new NLC Task Force on Economic Mobility and Opportunity at City Summit in Pittsburgh last week. The task force is comprised of 22 local leaders across the country and will be led by its chair, Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta. Among the chosen taskforce members is Columbia Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine.
City Kicks Off Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Honor the Dream Food Drive
The City of Columbia, Richland School District One and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation have kicked off the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Honor the Dream Food Drive benefiting Harvest Hope Food Bank. The food drive ends December 22, 2016. The food drive is held each year to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of community service. Some requested items include canned fruit and vegetables, dry goods and canned meats.
Nominate a Student for a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship
The City of Columbia is accepting nominations for the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards.
The Dream Keeper Award recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The ideals of social responsibility, political empowerment, diversity, racial harmony, nonviolence, and unselfish service must be demonstrated voluntarily by the nominee in support of his or her community and fellow citizens. The nominee must be age 18 or younger and enrolled in school with a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Winners will be announced at the City of Columbia’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 16, 2017.