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...

New MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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New MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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The Stewart Road Underpass along the MKT Trail just got a little brighter. Join us on Tuesday, August 1, at 5 p.m. for the public unveiling of the Stewart Road Mural, "Make a Brighter Future," painted by young and eme...

Koryo Gumdo: “The Way of the Sword”

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Koryo Gumdo: “The Way of the Sword”

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Defined as the way of the Korean sword, Koryo Gumdo is similar to Japanese Kendo. Koryo Gumdo is a beautiful martial art involving the use of the long sword, the same one used by the ancient Samurai and Hwarang warrio...

City Hall Waste Audit, Columbia, Missouri

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City Hall Waste Audit, Columbia, Missouri

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The Volunteer Programs Division of Columbia's Community Development Department offered up a learning opportunity for students at the 2017 Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA). It took 20 volunteers from MSA a little over a...

Koryo Gumdo: “The Way of the Sword”

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Koryo Gumdo: “The Way of the Sword”

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Defined as the way of the Korean sword, Koryo Gumdo is similar to Japanese Kendo. Koryo Gumdo is a beautiful martial art involving the use of the long sword, the same one used by the ancient Samurai and Hwarang warrio...