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2017 Community Scholars Program

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2017 Community Scholars Program

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In a new and innovative partnership with Columbia Public Schools, the City of Columbia is giving incoming high school students a rare firsthand experience of what it is like to work for municipal government. Seventee...

40th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show (2017)

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40th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show (2017)

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Mark your calendars! The Heritage Festival and Craft Show is this weekend Sept. 16 & 17 from 10 am to 5 pm. Live entertainment, education, shopping, and dining come together at historic Nifong Park for two days p...

2017 Community Land Trust Convening

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2017 Community Land Trust Convening

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The City of Columbia hosted the inaugural Community Land Trust Convening, welcoming regional land trust representatives to share and workshop together. The event had two goals: 1. Educate interested communities, regio...

2017 Community Scholars Program

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2017 Community Scholars Program

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In a new and innovative partnership with Columbia Public Schools, the City of Columbia is giving incoming high school students a rare firsthand experience of what it is like to work for municipal government. Seventee...

What is Community Policing?

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What is Community Policing?

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In 2015, as apart of the City of Columbia's 2016–2019 Strategic Plan, the Columbia Police Department expanded its Community Outreach Unit (COU) in hopes to build better relationships with residents. Officers were assi...

Strategic Plan Leaders: The Economy

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Strategic Plan Leaders: The Economy

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Stacey Button and Bernie Andrews co-chair the Economy team to address the significant disparity between minority and white household incomes in Columbia, Missouri. The team commits to an increase in high school gradua...

3M Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

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3M Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

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In response to the drastic reduction in population of monarch butterflies, and to support other pollinator populations as well, the City of Columbia with the support of 3M, Missouri Department of Conservation, and U.S...

Building Inclusive Partnerships in Columbia, MO

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Building Inclusive Partnerships in Columbia, MO

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As part of the Strategic Plan economy focus, the City is working on efforts to help advance women- and minority-owned businesses in the community. The City Supplier Diversity Program and Shelter Insurance teamed up to...

2017 Summer Streets Projects

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2017 Summer Streets Projects

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Columbia's Public Works Department once again hits the summer streets with major capital improvement projects, several sidewalk maintenance and street resurfacing jobs, and road improvements designed to enhance safety...

FY 2018 City Manager’s Proposed Budget Press Conference

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FY 2018 City Manager’s Proposed Budget Press Conference

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Columbia, Missouri City Manager Mike Matthes presents an overview of his proposed budget and initiatives for fiscal year 2018. Recorded on July 21, 2017. For more information, navigate to /finance/accounting/financial...