City Manager’s Spotlight on April 2015
The City Manager’s Spotlight provides details about what is happening in the City of Columbia in an effort to keep citizens informed about City operations. The City Manager’s Spotlight on April 2015 reflects on the National Telecommunicators Week, IDA Program, Utility Billing Migration Project, Earth Day 2015, OBO’s How to Land a Government Contract Workshop and more.
City of Columbia’s Social Media Photo Challenge Returns
The #LoveColumbia social media photo challenge is open to local residents and photos must be taken within the City of Columbia limits. The photos can display images of landscapes, structures, buildings, historical monuments, etc. that represent citizens’ love for Columbia. The hashtag, “#LoveColumbia,” must be included on all submissions to be considered for entry. Submissions will be accepted May 1 – 31, 2015.
Let’s Move! Columbia #GimmeFive Family Fitness Day
In honor of the 5th anniversary of the national Let’s Move! initiative, join the City of Columbia for Let’s Move! Columbia #GimmeFive Family Fitness Day on Saturday, May 16 at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center.
Community Development to Celebrate 40 Years of Service to the Midlands
The City of Columbia’s Community Development Department and the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods (CCN) will host an Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at the Columbia Marriott, 1200 Main Street. Congressman James E. Clyburn will be the keynote speaker.
City Receives Additional Funding for Individual Development Account Program
The Assets for Independence Program, a division of the Federal Health and Human Services, announced a $75,000 grant that will be matched by the City with an additional $75,000 for a total of $150,000 for the City’s IDA program.
The City is Accepting Applications for its Maintenance Assistance Program
The City’s Community Development Department is accepting applications for its Maintenance Assistance Program. This program is designed to help applicants improve their homes by providing forgivable loans.
The City to Host Small Business Week Conference
The City’s Office of Business Opportunities (OBO) will host its annual Small Business Week Conference on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. This year, the conference will focus on innovation.