City Manager's Spotlight on January 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 January 2015 reflects on the Public forums held for citizen input in the five year consolidated plan, Financial Education Workshops, Smoke Alarm Blitz 2015, City Manager’s Reflections on 2014, Leadership Columbia Alumni Association Luncheon Series, MLK Dream Keeper Nominees, Beta Club Induction for local students, Walk Bike Columbia and more.
City Designates Multipurpose Room in Honor of Elise Jones Martin
Columbia City Council members announced that the multipurpose room at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center has been dedicated in honor of Mrs. Elise Jones Martin, an entrepreneur and a trailblazer, who operated a beauty salon in Columbia's thriving African American business corridor. The dedication was held on Saturday, February 7 during Mrs. Martin’s 100th birthday celebration.
Art Center to Offer Spring Break Art Camp
The Columbia Art Center is offering a 4-day multimedia visual art camp for children ages 6-12 from March 30 - April 2. The Spring Break Art Camp will include lessons on pottery, painting and more.
Columbia City Council Presented With Let’s Move! Gold Medalist Banner
The City of Columbia was recognized at the National League of Cities’ (NLC) annual conference in Austin, Texas for achieving gold medals in all five Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) goal areas—the highest distinction a community can receive. Columbia City Council was presented with the Let’s Move! Gold Medalist banner from the NLC on Feb. 10. The banner will hang at City Hall beginning in March.
UPDATE -City Extends Deadline To Submit Water/ Sewer Public Private Partnership Ideas
Update: UPDATE: City Seeks Efficiency Ideas, Not Privatization Proposals. City extends deadline for proposals in its RFEI.
Mayor Benjamin welcomes new Mayor’s Fellows to City Hall
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin has ten new students as fellows this semester in his Mayor’s Fellows program. The fellowship, which provides both undergraduate and masters-level students the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of how a high-energy local government office operates, caters to students seeking to satisfy class credit and fulfill internship requirements or to those simply wishing to gain experience working in public service, the community and the governmental arena.
City Calls for Presenters and Vendors for the 2015 Small Business Week Conference
The City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities is taking applications for presenters for the 2015 Small Business Week Conference on May 5-6, 2015. Potential presenters can include small business owners, contractors, manufacturers, retailers and firms. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 2, 2015 at 5 p.m.