City Manager's Spotlight | November 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 November 2015 reflects on the City’s Bronze Walk Friendly Community Designation, Memorial Service for Officer Stacey L. Case, OBO InnovateHER Business Challenge, Pet Adoption Specials, #SelfieSaturdays, 2015 Veterans Day Parade, Gratitude Month and more.
City of Columbia Flood Recovery Presentation to SC House Ways & Means Committee
City Manager Teresa Wilson provided an update on the City's recovery efforts after the October 2015 flood to the South Carolina House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday, November 18, 2015
FEMA Disaster Assistance | Registration Extension Granted
The deadline to register for FEMA Disaster Assistance is 01/4/2016.To register for assistance, call 1-800-621-FEMA or visit www.disasterassistance.gov. Disaster Recovery Centers are available for applicants to get information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs. Please click "READ MORE" to view the list of Disaster Recovery Centers. For more information, call the FEMA Helpline from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, 7 days a week at 1-800-621-3362.
Home for the Holidays Adoption Special
The Columbia and Lexington Animal Services will be holding a Home for the Holidays adoption special for the month of December. Whether you’re adopting a new pet or reclaiming a lost pet, the fee is only $40. All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, Feline Leukemia/Heartworm Test, initial vaccines and deworming.
Main Street ICE
Grab your family and friends, and head down to Boyd Plaza for the opening day of Main Street ICE! The City of Columbia’s outdoor ice skating rink, located at the corner of Main and Hampton streets, returns for another year of fun for the whole family. The rink will be closed on Christmas Day and will be open until 12 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.
City Accepting Nominations for the MLK Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards
The Dream Keeper Award recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The ideals of social responsibility, political empowerment, diversity, racial harmony, nonviolence, and unselfish service must be demonstrated voluntarily by the nominee in support of his or her community and fellow citizens. The nominee must be age 18 or younger and enrolled in school with a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Winners will be announced at the City of Columbia’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2016, at 4 p.m.
2015 “Official City Ornament” Unveiled
This year’s “Official City Ornament” as proclaimed by Mayor Benjamin depicts the Spirit Communications Park, the future home of the Columbia Fireflies. This is the 23rd ornament in the collectors’ series. Each ornament is beautifully crafted 24-karat gold on brass and comes in a felt case. All proceeds from the sales of the ornament benefit the Babcock Center Foundation, a private, non-profit organization that supports more than 800 individuals with lifelong disabilities in Richland and Lexington counties. The ornament can be purchased online for $15 at babcockcenter.org. Support Babcock Center and get a great gift for the holidays!