City’s Announces Purple Partnership during Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The City has announced a “Purple Partnership” in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During the City Council meeting, held on October, 18th, Mayor Pro Tempore Tameika Isaac Devine acknowledged the City’s Purple Partnership with Staples Supplies. In honor of taking steps against domestic violence, Staples Supplies has held toiletry drives throughout October and all collected supplies will be donated to Sistercare. To support this initiative please donate toiletry items on Thursday, October 27 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Staples, 4464 Devine Street.
Access to Capital Symposium: The Midland’s Financing Options For Small Businesses
Are you looking for capital to start or expand your business? Are you trying to determine which bank has the best package for you? Have you already been to the bank, and need another option for financing? If so, plan to attend a lender-borrower workshop on Thursday, November 10 that will discuss financing options available for your small business.
City Manager's Spotlight | Sept.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 September 2015 reflects on the City's partnership with Value Payment Systems for In-Office Payments, West Nile Virus Detected in Columbia- area Mosquitoes, Outstanding Planning Project – Multi-jurisdictional Award , Alert for Residents about Impersonators, PARK(ing) Day 2016 and more.
City Announces Rescheduled Date for the Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence
Mayor Steve Benjamin, Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine, and the City of Columbia staff will host the 10th Anniversary of the Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 10 a.m. Due to severe inclement weather from Hurricane Matthew on Saturday, October 8, 2016 the city rescheduled the walk. The Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence brings awareness to the community and allows everyone to take action against domestic violence.
City Commemorates 1000 Year Flood with Documentary
The City of Columbia Public and Media Relations Department is proud to announce the release of a documentary chronicling the Historic October 2015 Flood. The documentary, “Then Came the Rain…The Road to Recovery from the 1000 Year Flood,” is available online now through Oct. 31, 2016.
Advertisement of Vacancy on Election Commission
The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill one vacancy on the Election Commission. The Election Commission determines the eligibility of candidates seeking office; counts and verifies absentee ballots to ensure the integrity of the election process in accordance with state statute; and certifies the results of all municipal elections. Term – 5 years. Applications are due no later than October 24, 2016 at 5 p.m.
City and County Receive Outstanding Planning Project – Multi-jurisdictional Award
The City of Columbia and Richland County were recently recognized by the SC Chapter of the American Planning Association (SCAPA) with the Outstanding Planning Project – Multi-jurisdictional award. Plan Together: Put the Pieces in Place was a multi-jurisdictional planning process conducted by the City and Richland County that led to the development of two unique plans, adopted by each jurisdiction in 2015. Plan Together is an unprecedented collaboration that ensures citizens of the City of Columbia and Richland County are able to shape long-term plans for their shared future by working together.