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, age or disability.
Citizens Advisory Council for the Columbia Police Department
Seeking three (3) Applicants for Appointment.
This council will meet quarterly to review police actions and determinations of complaints received by the police department. Term – 2 years.
Central Midlands Council of Governments
Seeking two (2) Applicants for Appointment. Applicant must reside within the city limits.
The purpose of this Council is to prepare studies and make recommendations on matters affecting the public health, control, utilities, planning, development and such other matters as the common interest of the participating governments may dictate. Term – 3 years.
Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission
Seeking five (5) Applicants for Re-Appointment/Appointment. Four (4) Applicants are considered At-Large. One (1) Applicant is considered Architect/Engineer.
The purpose of this commission is to protect, enhance and promote the City of Columbia's natural resources and visual beauty. They oversee the development of a master plan for the beautification of the City of Columbia and its implementation. Term – 2 years.
Midlands Authority for Conventions Sports and Tourism
Seeking three (3) Applicants for Re-Appointment/Appointment.
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, the Columbia Regional Sports Council and the
Columbia Regional Visitors Center; and 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. Applicant must work/live within City limits. Term – 3
Transportation Penny Advisory Committee
Seeking one (1) Applicant. Applicant must reside within the city limits.
The mission of the Transportation Penny Advisory Committee will be to review, comment on, and provide recommendations on the Transportation Penny to Richland County Council. They will meet on a quarterly basis and may call special meetings as needed. Term – 5 years.
Deadline –Applications are due no later than June 30, 2017 at 5pm.