Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2019 Celebration: The Power of Diversity

The Columbia Values Diversity Celebration brings people together from throughout our community to share breakfast and a special program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join us at the 2019 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration on January 17, 2019, 7-9am at the Holiday Inn Expo Center. Registration and sponsorships for the breakfast event will open in November.


If you or your organization is interested in supporting the event through a sponsorship, please either register onlineopens in a new window or download the sponsorship formopens in a new window and return to our office.

Student Writings Program

Students in grades 4-12 are invited to submit their original writings for possible publication in the 2019 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration Student Writings Booklet. LEARN MORE

Columbia Values Diversity Awards

The Columbia Values Diversity Awards recognize those in our community who have had significant impact in promoting appreciation for diversity and cultural understanding.

Nominations are due by November 26, 2018.

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2018 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

The theme for the 2018 Celebration was “Forward in Unity: Embracing Our Beloved Community.” The program included performances representing the rich diversity of our community, live music at the breakfast followed by the presentation of the 21st annual Columbia Values Diversity Awards. The keynote speaker was Kevin Powell, writer, humanitarian, and President of BK Nation.

View the full 2018 event video:

The 2018 Columbia Values Diversity Awards were presented to Veterans United Home Loans, Brian Jones, and Stacye Smith.

Mayor Treece with Veterans United award winners
Employees from 2018 Diversity Award winner Veterans United pose with Columbia Mayor Brian Treece.
Stacye Smith & Brian Jones with Mayor Treece
2018 Diversity Award winners Stacye Smith and Brian Jones pose with Columbia Mayor Brian Treece.

Please e-mail us at or call us at (573) 874-7311 if you would like more information or to be added to our 2019 Celebration mailing list.