The purpose of the Citizens Advisory Committee is to make important recommendations for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), and Columbia Assisting Neighborhood Development Opportunities (CANDO) funds. They advise the Mayor and Council on the needs of neighborhoods, reviews amendments and makes appropriate comments on policies.
Click here to read the resolution amending and establishing this committee.
Click here to read the Citizen Participation Plan which guides the committee in the decision making process.


There are seven (7) council appointments.
All applicants must reside in the corporate limits of the city.
Term of office is four (4) years with one (1) reappointment.


Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m.


Committee Members:

Term Ends
Patricia Brown1
March 2018

Wanda Cannon1
May 2022
Ursula Pallares2
July 2020

S. Tre' Tailor1
November 2021
Marvin Heller1
June 2020
 (#) denotes number of term

 Contact Info:

Ms. Deitra S. Briggman
City of Columbia
1225 Lady Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803.545.4121