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City to launch Career Portal
On May 31, the City will launch a new, easy-to-use online employment application solution. Paper applications will no longer be accepted starting May 6.
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National Bike Month 2016
National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons to ride.
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Cinco De Meow
Adoption fees for cats and dogs are only $35 during the month of May at Columbia and Lexington Animal Services.
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Hometown Headlines
Columbia named “City of the New South” by Business In Focus Magazine.
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4th Annual Small Business Week Conference
Join and network with other small and large businesses on May 5th at Spirit Communications Park.
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Drinking Water Week “Your Water – To Know It Is To Love It”
The City of Columbia, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and water professionals across North America kicked off Drinking Water Week on May 2, 2016, by highlighting the theme “Your Water – To Know It Is To Love It.” Throughout the week, the City of Columbia, AWWA, and water community partners will celebrate Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives and in the quality of life we enjoy because of it. The City of Columbia provides water to approximately 375,000 people in the midlands through approximately 2,400 miles of pipe. Together, the City’s two water plants produce an average of 60 million gallons of water each day for local use.
City to Host 4th Annual Small Business Week Conference
The City’s Office of Business Opportunities (OBO) will host the fourth annual Small Business Week Conference on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Spirit Communications Park, 1640 Freed Street intersecting with Bull Street. The conference promises to be a unique opportunity to network with small and large business owners throughout the midlands, city and county officials, and a great line-up of presenters with a wealth of information for every business owner. This year’s keynote speakers are Gloria Larking of Target.gov, and Carolyn Sawyer of the Tom Sawyer Company.
Summer Youth Basketball League Registration NOW OPEN
The registration period for the City of Columbia’s Summer Youth Basketball League will began Monday, April 25, the City’s Parks & Recreation Department announced. Children ages 9-18 can play in the summer league. The fee to participate is $25 per person. The last day to register is Friday, May 27. Registration forms are available and can be submitted at any community recreation center or at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office at 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203.
​Advertisement of Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions
The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the following boards and commissions; Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee, Climate Protection Action Committee, Criminal Domestic Violence Taskforce and Property Maintenance Board of Adjustment and Appeals. Applications are due by May 20 at 5 p.m. For applications and more information, call (803) 545-4268 or send a request to [email protected]
Greenview Pool Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new pool facility at Greenview Park located at 6700 David Street on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will include City Council members, City staff and Community leaders. For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.
​City of Columbia Hosts Spring Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale
The City of Columbia and Richland County are hosting a spring compost bin and rain barrel sale to help protect our rivers, creeks, and streams by reducing runoff and preventing pollution. Rain barrels help reduce the amount of runoff from roofs that enter storm drains and provide a free source of irrigation water. For more information, call the Office of Sustainability at (803) 545-2722.
PRESS RELEASES
May 03, 2016
City Park Rangers to Lead Free Guided Walks
The Parks & Recreation Department invites the public to discover the diverse wildlife and learn about the history of some of the City’s parks during free ranger-guided walks in May.May 02, 2016
City Weekly: May 2 - May 8
City Weekly is a weekly e-newsletter including the week's meetings, events, current press releases, activities and City Talk, our weekly radio show. For more details, click "READ MORE." April 29, 2016
​At-Large Open House | May 11
Meet with Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and Councilman Howard Duvall, Jr. during the May 2016 Open House at City Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, please call 803-545-3061. April 25, 2016
Finlay Park Playground Temporarily Closed Due To Construction
The playground area at Finlay Park is closed to visitors, effective Monday, April 25, the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department announced. April 20, 2016
City of Columbia to Host Kids Day Survivor Challenge
Test your mental and physical strengths at the City of Columbia’s Kids Day Survivor Challenge on Saturday, May 14 at Finlay Park.
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Contact the City's FOIA Office by phone (803)737-0000, email ([email protected]) or fax (803)737-4250 to submit a request. Click "READ MORE" to download the request form. Register for Columbia-Richland Alerts
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Sam Davis
District I


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Tameika Isaac Devine
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Leona K. Plaugh
District IV


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Moe Baddourah
District III


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Howard Duvall, Jr.
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Councilman
Edward McDowell, Jr.
District II


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