City of Columbia Issues Statement Regarding Death of Councilwoman Leona Plaugh
The City of Columbia extends our condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family of City Councilwoman Leona K. Plaugh. It is with deep sadness that we, as a city family, will work together to continue her legacy of community development and citizen empowerment.
Mayor Steve Benjamin releases a statement upon the death of Councilwoman Plaugh
“Leona dedicated her entire professional life to the City of Columbia. Her service will be missed. We're grateful for her years of dedication to our city, and we send our heartfelt prayers and condolences to her family.”
Register Now for the 10th Annual 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. According to the Violence Policy Center South Carolina is ranked fifth in the nation for women killed by men. The Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence brings awareness to the community and allows everyone to take action against domestic violence. The Walk is free to the public and registration is available at eventbrite.com. For more information please contact Public and Media Relations at 803-545-3020.
City Officials Announce the 2016 Plans for the Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign
Mayor Steve Benjamin, Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine, and the City of Columbia staff held a press conference on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 about the 10th Anniversary of the Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence new initiatives.
City Manager's Spotlight | August 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 August 2016 reflects on the City's New Business-Friendly Program Announcement, #LoveColumbia 2016 Photo Challenge Winners, Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award, Owens Field Park Groundbreaking Ceremony and more.
Councilwoman Devine Selected for Copenhagen Study Tour
Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine was extended a special invitation to participate in a five day, annual study tour of Copenhagen, the Danish capital, a city that consistently ranks in the top five of the most livable cities in the world. The trip will be held in partnership by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and 880 Cities. Participants will enjoy visits and tours of the city’s parks, public spaces, pedestrian and bike infrastructure; a master class in making cities for people with Gehl Architects; and discussions with the city’s leaders and city agencies.
2016 Columbia Choice Awards Call For Entries
The Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission and Columbia Green present the 15th Annual Columbia Choice Awards for Landscaping and Beautification. These prestigious awards recognize individuals, businesses, neighborhoods and organizations whose work has significantly enhanced the appearance and quality of life of Columbia’s environment. All entries must be received by the Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission no later than October 3, 2016.