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Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism

 

Function:

The mission of the Midlands Authority for Conventions Sports and Tourism includes: directing and managing the activities and mission of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau; Overseeing the development and operation of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center under a long-term management agreement for the benefit of the Governmental Entities: City of Columbia, Lexington County and Richland County; Directing and managing the activities and mission of the Columbia Regional Sports Council; and Directing and managing the operation of the Columbia Regional Visitors Center.

 

By-Laws:

Click here to read their by-laws.

 

Composition:

The City of Columbia appoints 5 members while Richland and Lexington Counties appoint two (2). Of those appointees one of each entity’s appointments must be from a hospitality industry.

 Term of office is three (3) years with one (1) reappointment.  

All applicants must reside in the corporate limits of the city.

 

Meetings:

 Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month.

 

Committee Members:

 

Name

Term Ends

John Katz

August 2020

Sam Johnson

August 2020

Kendall Clay1

June 2018

John Hardee3

June 2018

Janice Marshall2

August 2020

 

(#) denotes number of term

 

 

Contact Info:

Mr. Bill Ellen

President/ CEO

1101 Lincoln Street

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 545-0000

  

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