City of Columbia Announces #LoveColumbia 2016 Photo Challenge Winners
The #LoveColumbia Photo Challenge is a City initiative that encouraged citizens of Columbia to submit photos via social media of the images they love in the City. Through the photo challenge, citizens were invited to explore our picturesque city. The following winners unveiled their images on Tuesday, August 16, 2015, during the City Council meeting: Facebook – Bryan Hall, Twitter – Katia Lee and
Instagram – Melanie Matthews. The winning photos and biography for each winner will be featured in the Gallery at City Hall, the city’s website and in the Public and Media Relations Department’s publications.
City Manager's Spotlight | July 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 July 2016 reflects on the City's Wastewater National Water Heroes Award, Riverfront Park's Outdoor Fitness Center, National Night Out Kick Off, NeighborhoodLIFT program and more.
Explore Nature at Riverfront Park
Get up close and personal with nature during free guided walks at Riverfront Park. Participants will have the chance to discover butterflies and dragonflies, learn the history of the Columbia Canal, identify a variety of trees and meet some aquatic critters. Guests are encouraged to bring binoculars and field guides as well as any essentials like water, sunscreen, bug repellent, hats and sturdy walking footwear. For more information, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.
Jumpstart Your Career with the Work It Up Job Training Scholarship Program
Searching for job opportunities, want to increase work ethics potential, and earn a livable wage and gain benefits? Then Work It Up Job Training Scholarship Program is just for you! This program is a grant-funded program designed to help individuals gain training through the Midlands Technical College QuickJobs Courses. Program participants must complete an online application at gate.columbiasc.gov/jobtraining. For more information call 803-545-3767 or email [email protected]
City Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Columbia by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
Councilwoman Devine Selected to Participate in Women in Government Leadership Program
Governing Institute’s Women in Government Leadership Program brings together outstanding elected women leaders from across the nation to acknowledge their contributions, provide leadership development, and to mentor the next generation of women leaders to run for office. The first two classes completed their yearlong curriculums in 2015 and 2016, respectively. The 50 alumnae of the program are now “paying it forward” recruiting women candidates around the U.S.