Advertisement of Vacancies on Various Boards and Commissions
Feb 12, 2019

The City of Columbia is accepting applications to fill several vacancies on the following boards and commissions.   

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) 

Seeking five (5) Applicants.   

The purpose of BPAC is to advise the Mayor and City Council Members, the City of Columbia transportation planning staff; community organizations; and partners on bicycling and pedestrian issues facing the city; to work toward development of bicycle/pedestrian master plan; to represent community and constituent interests in transportation planning decisions; and to provide feedback to staff on projects relating to walking and bicycling. Current appointees need to re-apply for consideration. Term – 2 years. 

Board of Zoning Appeals Form Based Codes 

Seeking four (4) Applicants. The City of Columbia is accepting applications for the Board of Zoning Appeals Form Based Codes. Applicants being sought must meet the following criteria: an architect, a landscape or urban planner, an attorney, and an individual involved in real estate. The purpose of the Board of Zoning Appeals Form Based Codes is to hear and decide appeals when it is alleged that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made the zoning administrator or the Consolidated Review Committee in the enforcement of the code when the property is governed by a form based code. Term – 3 years 

Commercial Revolving Loan Fund Committee 

Seeking one (1) applicant. Applicant must meet the following criteria: An Attorney. The purpose of this committee is to review and approve/disapprove applications for loans from the City of Columbia Commercial Revolving Loan Program.  All applicants must reside within Columbia City limits. Term- 2 years

Food Policy Committee

Seeking four (4) Applicants 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.  

Midlands Housing Authority for Conventions, Sports & Tourism 

Seeking one (1) Applicant involved in the lodging industry. 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. Term – 3 years. 

Deadline –Applications are due no later than February 19, 2019 at 5pm.  

For applications and more information contact Ashley Jenkins at (803) 545-3026 or send a request to [email protected]. You can also visit our website at to download an application.