MKT Mural: We Are All Crew

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MKT Mural: We Are All Crew

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The latest MKT trail mural, located near the Elm Street underpass, was a collaboration between the Union of Concerned Scientists and Resident Arts. The design was inspired by a quote by the Canadian futurist and philo...

Interim City Manager John Glascock announces Geoff Jones as New Interim Police Chief

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Interim City Manager John Glascock announces Geoff Jones as New Interim Police Chief

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A brief press conference was held at noon, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to announce the appointment of Lieutenant Geoff Jones as the interim Police Chief in Columbia, Missouri.

Tai Chi at the Armory

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Tai Chi at the Armory

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Through the City of Columbia's Parks and Recreational department , Tai Chi circle meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at the Armory Sports Center. Join the circle. It's free and open to the public.

2019 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2019 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 2019 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration was held the morning of Thursday, January 17, at the Holiday Inn Expo Center in Columbia, Missouri. This year's theme: The Power of Diversity. The Columbia Values Diversi...

Student Diversity Writing 2019

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Student Diversity Writing 2019

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This video was included as part of the 26th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. Students in grades 4–12 were invited to submit original essays or poetry for possible publication in the 2019 Columbia Values D...

Operation Clean Neighborhoods 2018

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Operation Clean Neighborhoods 2018

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City of Columbia staff from multiple departments volunteered their typical 8-hour workday to clean up the Benton-Stephens Neighborhood and Lions-Stephens Park. As part of Operation Clean Neighborhoods, which takes pla...

ROC 7k Trail Run 2019

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ROC 7k Trail Run 2019

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Start off the New Year with a challenge at the 6th Annual ROC 7K Trail Run! Join us at Cosmo Park’s Rhett’s Run for this 7K (4.3 mile) trail run where runners will take in the scenic twists and turns along a well-main...

Nominate for 2019 Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement Awards!

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Nominate for 2019 Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement Awards!

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Nomination forms for the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement awards are being accepted through December 31, and can be emailed to Sustainability@CoMo.gov. Download your nomination form at CoMo.gov/Sustainability/Awards.

Fostering Equitable and Inclusive Neighborhoods

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Fostering Equitable and Inclusive Neighborhoods

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On November 29, 2018, the City of Columbia hosted a Fair Housing event: Fostering Equitable and Inclusive Neighborhoods, which featured a keynote address by Dr. Tiffany Manuel. Dr. Manuel is an experienced social scie...

Strategic Plan 2018 Update

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Strategic Plan 2018 Update

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Three years ago, in 2015, City Manager Mike Matthes announced a citywide strategic plan to reduce economic inequality in Columbia, Missouri. Each year, an annual report is presented to Council to recap the progress ma...