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6th Annual Columbia Lifesavers Blood Drive
The blood drive will be held on February 26 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Thanks For The Love
Thanks Columbia for showing your love in November 2015 following the citywide communications campaign announced in recognition of National Gratitude Month.
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​Fur-Ever Yours Pet Adoption
Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will be holding a $14 pet adoption special from February 12 to 15.
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2016 Childhood Obesity Prevention Award
The 2016 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity.
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Go Red Columbia Fashion Show | March 11 @ 6 PM
Heart disease is the number #1 killer of women! Join us Fri., March 11 at 6 p.m. for the Go Red Columbia Fashion Show to help honor and support women affected by this disease.
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"Bank On" Columbia Initiative
Learn more about the Community Development Department's Financial Empowerment Initiatives for 2016.
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City Manager's Spotlight | January 2016
​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 January 2016 reflects on the 28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Bank On Columbia, Utility Line Tree Trimming Public Forum, 2016 #ColumbiaStrong calendars, Community Development's new Financial Empowerment Initiatives and more.
Go Red Columbia Fashion Show | March 11 @ 6 PM
Heart disease is the number #1 killer of women! Join us at the 2nd annual Go Red Columbia Fashion Show to help honor and support the women affected by this disease. Tickets may be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com (search: Go Red Columbia Fashion Show). All proceeds from the Go Red Columbia Fashion Show will be donated to the American Heart Association. For more information, please call the Public and Media Relations Department at 803-545-3020.
Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission Establishing Operations
​Dominion Resources, Inc., one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, is expanding its operations in the Southeast. Dominion is committed to investing $10.9 million and relocating their Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission (DCGT) headquarters and operations to Columbia, South Carolina. DCGT owns and operates nearly 1,500 miles of interstate natural gas transmission pipelines in South Carolina and southeastern Georgia.
Advertisement of Vacancy on Central Midlands Regional Transportation Authority
The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Central Midlands Regional Transportation Authority (The COMET). The City is seeking individuals that use or have used the transportation system. Preference will be given to individuals that are currently using the system and have used for a number of years and have a wealth of ridership experience. The term of office is three (3) years with the possibility of one (1) reappointment for a total of six (6) years of service. Applications are due no later than February 11, 2016, 5 p.m.
OBO Launches Small Business Disaster Recovery Loan Program
The City’s Office of Business Opportunities (OBO) is launching the Small Business Disaster Recovery Loan Program. The program is designed to assist small businesses in the City that have been impacted by the historic flood due to physical damage, lost revenue/ significantly reduced revenue or customers being unable to reach the business location.The deadline to apply for funding is February 17, 2016.
City to Host North Main Improvements and Streetscape Open House
The City of Columbia will hold an open house for residents, businesses, and stakeholders to learn about updates on the North Main Improvements and Streetscaping Project and related efforts on Wednesday, February 10 from 5:30-7:00 PM. The open house will take place at the Earlewood Park Community Center at 1113 Parkside Dr.
City of Columbia Accepting Applications for Hospitality and Accommodations Tax Grants
The City of Columbia is now accepting applications for Hospitality and Accommodations Tax Grants. At this time, there is no funding available for Community Promotions Grants. Accommodations Tax Grant applications are due by March 18, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. and Hospitality Tax Grant applications due by March 25, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. For information on guidelines, applications, workshops and more, please visit the Grants page.
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February 05, 2016
City to Present Palmetto Health Foundation with Donation for Bosom Buddies Fund
Mayor Steve Benjamin will announce and present the total funds collected for the Palmetto Health Foundation’s Bosom Buddies Fund at City Hall on Monday, February 8 at 2 p.m.February 05, 2016
Start Fresh! Financial Education Workshop Series
The Community Development department will hold three FREE financial education workshops where participants will learn the importance of banking, budgeting, saving, building credit and homeownership.February 03, 2016
Columbia Lifesavers Blood Drive
Support the American Red Cross by donating blood at the 6th Annual Columbia Lifesavers Blood Drive on Feb. 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. February 01, 2016
Registration Period Open for Spring Adult Kickball and Softball Leagues
The City's Parks and Recreation Department’s registration for the 2016 Spring Adult Softball and Adult Kickball leagues are now open. The leagues are open to adults age 18 and over.
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How do I make a Freedom of Information Act Request?
Contact the City's Legal Department by phone (803)737-0000, email ([email protected]) or fax (803)737-4250 to submit a request. Click "READ MORE" to download the request form. At-Large Open House
On Feb. 10, an Open House will be held at City Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. with At-Large Councilmembers Tameika Isaac Devine and Howard E. Duvall, Jr. For more info, call 545-3061.
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Sam Davis
District I


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Tameika Isaac Devine
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Councilwoman
Leona K. Plaugh
District IV


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Phone: 803-782-1947
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Moe Baddourah
District III


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Howard Duvall, Jr.
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Councilman
Edward McDowell, Jr.
District II


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Phone: 803-545-3061
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