City Manager’s Spotlight on March 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 March 2015 reflects on the South Carolina Environmental Conference, 2015 MDA Boot Drive, All About Water and Sewer Presentation, Go Red Fashion Show, OBO Social Media Workshop, CPD’s Public Command Meeting and more.
Let’s Move! Columbia #GimmeFive Family Fitness Day
In honor of the 5th anniversary of the national Let’s Move! initiative, join the City of Columbia for Let’s Move! Columbia #GimmeFive Family Fitness Day on Saturday, May 16 at the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center.
Community Development to Celebrate 40 Years of Service to the Midlands
The City of Columbia’s Community Development Department and the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods (CCN) will host an Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at the Columbia Marriot, 1200 Main Street. Congressman James E. Clyburn will be the keynote speaker.
City Announces New Chair of Minority Business Advisory Council
The City of Columbia announces Greg Davis as the chair of the Mayor’s Minority Business Council (MBAC). The MBAC assists the Mayor in coordinating the City’s efforts to maximize the opportunities and growth of minority businesses.
City Receives Additional Funding for Individual Development Account Program
The Assets for Independence Program, a division of the Federal Health and Human Services, announced a $75,000 grant that will be matched by the City with an additional $75,000 for a total of $150,000 for the City’s IDA program.
Mayor Benjamin announces My Brother’s Keeper Columbia Advisory Board
On March 18, 2015, the City of Columbia announced the members of the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Advisory Board, who will determine the scalability of all proposed MBK programs in the city, create criteria for the “MBK Columbia” designation and determine how and which organizations will be eligible for grant funding and technical support.
The City to Host Small Business Week Conference
The City’s Office of Business Opportunities (OBO) will host its annual Small Business Week Conference on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street. This year, the conference will focus on innovation.