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.
Food Policy Committee
Seeking one (1) Applicant for Appointment.
The purpose of this committee is gather and address problems found within food production, consumption, processing, distribution, and waste disposal with the primary focus on finding solutions to problems that promote sustainability, economic development, and social justice in the food system of the Columbia and surrounding areas by educating government officials about issues of the food system, making policy recommendations, research, fostering of cooperation among private, public, and non-profit interests. City Council has the final vote on approval or disapproval of recommendations. Term – 2 years.
Riverbanks Park Commission
Seeking one (1) Applicant for Appointment. Applicant must reside within the City limits.
The purpose of this commission is to establish and operate “public recreation and zoo facilities” (including any botanical garden and aquarium established as a part of the zoological park).
Deadline –Applications are due no later than August 25, 2017 at 5pm.