City of Columbia Missouri

P.O. BOX 6015


July 5, 2019

CONTACT: Steven Sapp
Community Relations
City of Columbia

Brian Adkisson
Communications and Marketing Manager
Community Relations
City of Columbia

Community invited to public reception July 10 to meet city manager finalists

(COLUMBIA, MO) - The Columbia community is invited to a public reception Wednesday, July 10, to meet the two finalists for the city manager position, John Glascock and James "Jim" Palenick.

The public reception will be held at City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, beginning at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers where the candidates will introduce themselves and will be asked a few questions by the hired search firm, CPS HR Consulting. The public will then be invited to Conference Rooms 1A/1B for a meet and greet with the candidates until 8 p.m. The finalist introductions and answers in Council Chambers will be broadcast live on as well as Mediacom 80, Charter Communications 992 and CenturyLink 96.

The consultants will provide feedback forms for those attending. 

Members of the media are welcome to attend the public reception. 

More information about both candidates can be found by visiting:

Members of the media will also be invited to a media-only event Thursday, July 11, to ask the candidates questions. More information will be shared closer to the event.

City of Columbia Vision
Columbia is the best place for everyone to live, work, learn and play.

City of Columbia Mission
To serve the public through democratic, transparent and efficient government.