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Park(ing) Day
An open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.
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Know Your City Services Guide
Need access to information about city services? Download the Know Your City Services Guide or pick up a copy at City Hall today!
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After-School Program Registration Open
Youth ages 6-12 will have the opportunity to take part in sports, games, arts & crafts, field trips and more in the City's after-school program.
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City Charts Top 3 for Social Media Practices
The City's twitter account was named in the top 3 of 9 cities due to the way that it connects citizens and increases local government transparency.
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Free Gardening Workshop Series
Participants will be provided with the tools needed to start and maintain a healthy garden.
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City Pools Open for Labor Day
Maxcy Gregg and Greenview pools will be open for recreational swimming on Labor Day, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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City Brings a Brand New Ballgame to Sustainability
The City of Columbia’s Office of Sustainability and the Community Development Department are bringing a brand new ballgame to Spirit Communications Park on Thursday, October 6, 2016. This joint conference will cover topics including sustainability, recycling, homeownership, landscaping and home maintenance. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register, please visit https://brandnewballgame.eventbrite.com/.
​City 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 August 16, 2015, during the City Council meeting: Facebook – Bryan Hall, Twitter – Katia Lee and Instagram – Melanie Matthews. The winning photos are on display in the Gallery at City Hall.
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.
PRESS RELEASES
August 31, 2016
Repeal of Boil Water Advisory
The City of Columbia Water Works advises the following water customers that they no longer need to boil their water prior to drinking or cooking. August 31, 2016
An Evening of Remembrance
An Evening of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. outside of the Convention Center to commemorate the sacrifice of our SC Midlands First Responders and Military Service Members.August 29, 2016
City Weekly: Aug. 29 - Sept. 4
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." August 29, 2016
​At-Large Open House | Sept. 14
Join Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and Councilman Howard Duvall, Jr. for their Open House on Wed., Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 803-545-3061.August 09, 2016
Save the Date: Walk Against Domestic Violence | Oct. 8
October is Criminal Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the City will host its Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 8, 2016. For more information, please call 803-545-3020.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
City Partners with VPS for In-Office Payments
To continue to provide customers the ability to make in-office payments with a debit/credit card, the City has partnered with Value Payment Systems. Effective Sept. 15, in-office debit/credit card payments will now include a convenience fee.How do I make a Freedom of Information Act Request?
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.
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Welcome to the official website of the City of Columbia! I hope that it is helpful to you, as we offer many services and attractions here in our beautiful capital city!

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Councilman
Sam Davis
District I


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Phone: 803-545-3066
Councilwoman
Tameika Isaac Devine
At Large


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Phone: 803-254-8868
Councilwoman
Leona K. Plaugh
District IV


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Phone: 803-782-1947
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Moe Baddourah
District III


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Phone: 803-318-3111
Councilman
Howard Duvall, Jr.
At Large


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Phone: 803-238-6875
Councilman
Edward McDowell, Jr.
District II


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Phone: 803-545-3061
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