Get involved.

Have a voice.

The City of Columbia has a number of Boards and Commissions with which citizen participation is vital. 


Joining one is one way citizens can volunteer and get involved with their city government. The boards and commissions serve mostly in an advisory capacity to various city departments. But some also hear appeals, provide expertise, advocate, and advise City Council. The Mayor and City Council seek diversity and balance in making appointment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability.


Current Openings: Application

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) - four (4) vacancies 

Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) - one (1) vacancy

Design/Development Review Commission - one (1) vacancy for an individual with experience as a city planner 

Greater Columbia Community Relations Council - seven (7) vacancies

Housing Authority of Columbia Board of Commissioners - one (1) vacancy

Transportation Penny Advisory Committee - one (1) vacancy

Please see the above links for more information on each board/committee/commission.