City Officials Announce the 2016 Plans for the Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign
Mayor Steve Benjamin, Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine, and the City of Columbia staff held a press conference on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 about the 10th Anniversary of the Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence new initiatives.
City Manager's Spotlight | August 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 August 2016 reflects on the City's New Business-Friendly Program Announcement, #LoveColumbia 2016 Photo Challenge Winners, Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award, Owens Field Park Groundbreaking Ceremony and more.
Councilwoman Devine Selected for Copenhagen Study Tour
Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine was extended a special invitation to participate in a five day, annual study tour of Copenhagen, the Danish capital, a city that consistently ranks in the top five of the most livable cities in the world. The trip will be held in partnership by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and 880 Cities. Participants will enjoy visits and tours of the city’s parks, public spaces, pedestrian and bike infrastructure; a master class in making cities for people with Gehl Architects; and discussions with the city’s leaders and city agencies.
2016 Columbia Choice Awards Call For Entries
The Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission and Columbia Green present the 15th Annual Columbia Choice Awards for Landscaping and Beautification. These prestigious awards recognize individuals, businesses, neighborhoods and organizations whose work has significantly enhanced the appearance and quality of life of Columbia’s environment. All entries must be received by the Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission no later than October 3, 2016.
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/.
West Nile virus detected in Columbia-area mosquitoes
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), Richland County and the City of Columbia announced on Sept. 9 that a sample of mosquitoes trapped in the Shandon area has tested positive for West Nile virus. For more information about preventing mosquito bites and the spread of West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, go to www.scdhec.gov/mosquitoes.
Save the Date: Oct. 8 | Mayor's Walk Against Domestic Violence
October is Criminal Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the City will host its Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The walk supports the fighters, admires the survivors, honors the taken and never gives up hope in stopping the violence. For more information, please call 803-545-3020.