Function:

The mission of the Midlands Authority for Conventions Sports and Tourism includes: directing and managing the activities and mission of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau; Overseeing the development and operation of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center under a long-term management agreement for the benefit of the Governmental Entities: City of Columbia, Lexington County and Richland County; Directing and managing the activities and mission of the Columbia Regional Sports Council; and Directing and managing the operation of the Columbia Regional Visitors Center.
 

By-Laws:

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Composition:

The City of Columbia appoints 5 members while Richland and Lexington Counties appoint two (2). Of those appointees one of each entity’s appointments must be from a hospitality industry.
 Term of office is three (3) years with one (1) reappointment.  
All applicants must reside in the corporate limits of the city.
 

Meetings:

 Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month.
 

Committee Members:

 
Name
Term Ends
John Katz
August 2020
Sam Johnson
August 2020
Kendall Clay1
June 2018
John Hardee3
June 2018
Janice Marshall2
August 2020
 
(#) denotes number of term
 
 

Contact Info:

Mr. Bill Ellen
President/ CEO
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 545-0000
  
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