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Advertisement of Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions
Posted: January 27, 2017

          The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the following boards and commissions.
Central Midlands Council of Governments
Seeking one (1) Applicant for Re-Appointment/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 Museum Of Art
Seeking one (1) Applicant for Re-Appointment/Appointment. The Columbia Museum of Art Commission manages the investments and the maintenance, preservation and exhibition of its art collection. Term – 5 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.
Design/Development Review Commission
Seeking two (2) Applicants for Re-Appointment/Appointment. Applicants being sought must meet the following criteria: Community Representative; Real Estate Broker/Developer.
The purpose of the Design/Development Review Commission (DDRC) is to review and approve work proposed within the City's historic districts, urban design areas, and upon designated landmarks. Term – 3 years.
Election Commission
Seeking one (1) Applicant for Appointment. Applicant must reside within the city limits.
The Election Commission determines the eligibility of candidates seeking office; counts and verifies absentee ballots to ensure the integrity of the election process in accordance with state statute; and certifies the results of all municipal elections. Term – 5 years.
Greater Columbia Community Relations Council
Seeking three (3) Applicants for Re-Appointment/Appointment. Applicant must reside within the city limits.
The purpose of this Council is to study and evaluate information concerning community relations issues within the community and to formulate and submit opinions and recommendations as to possible courses of action that appear in the best interest of the community as a whole. Term – 3 years.
Planning Commission
Seeking two (2) Applicants for Re-Appointment/Appointment.
The purpose of this commission is to develop and maintain a continuing planning program which will benefit City of Columbia residents; to provide a mutual forum to identify, discuss, study and address local development issues and opportunities; to foster, develop and review policies, plans and priorities in order to insure orderly growth, development, conservation and preservation; to furnish technical assistance to city government and its agents; and to review and coordinate federal, state and local programs that have an impact on the city.  The Commission also advises City Council on annexations, zoning changes and approves subdivision plats/large development plans.
Term – 3 years.
Richland County Board of Assessment Appeals
Seeking one (1) Applicant.
The Board of Assessment Appeals purpose is to equalize the value of the real and personal property of Richland County and to hear all grievances and appeals from the valuation and assessments by the Assessor. Term – 3 years.
Deadline – Applications are due no later than February 23, 2016, 5 p.m.
For applications and more information contact Chanique Belton at (803) 545-3546 or send a request to [email protected]. You can also visit our website at http://www.columbiasc.net/boards-commissions to download an application. 
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