Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

2020 Celebration – “Our Dream: The Journey Continues” 

Mark your calendars for the next celebration on January 16, 2020. Registration and sponsorship opportunities for the event will open in November. Please e-mail us at or call us at (573) 874-6387 if you would like more information or to be added to our 2020 Celebration mailing list.

NOTE: The event is sold out. Please call 573-874-7311 to be added to the wait list. 

2020 Event Details

  • WHEN: January 16, 2020, 7am-9am
  • LOCATION: Holiday Inn Expo Center



    Student Writings Program

    2019 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

    The theme for the 2019 Celebration was “The Power of Diversity.” The program included live music at the breakfast followed by the presentation of the 22nd annual Columbia Values Diversity Awards and an artistic program representing the rich diversity of our community.

    Learn more about the 2019 Student Writings Program and watch the video.

    View the full 2019 event video:

    The 2019 Columbia Values Diversity Awards were presented to Room at the Inn and Kari Utterback.

    Kari Utterback and Mayor Brian Treece
    Kari Utterback receives Diversity Award from Mayor Brian Treece
    Jim Jantz, Debby Graham, Mayor Treece
    Rev. Jim Jantz and Debby Graham receive award from Mayor Brian Treece