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Category 2016–2019 Strategic Plan

The Lynn Street Project

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The Lynn Street Project

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The Columbia Community Land Trust is working on their first affordable housing project: The Lynn Street Cottages. By Winter 2018, eight new energy-efficient single-family homes will be available for low- to moderate-i...

Live Well By Faith Part 2

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Live Well By Faith Part 2

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Entering its second year, the new City program "Live Well By Faith" is transforming the lives of local residents. Funded by a two-year grant to address health disparities in the Black community, Health Educator Verna ...

City of Columbia Missouri Year in Review 2017

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City of Columbia Missouri Year in Review 2017

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Another award-winning year of compassionate public service in Columbia, Missouri. Hosted by First Ward Councilman Clyde Ruffin.

2018 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2018 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 2018 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration was held Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 7 a.m.–8:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Expo Center. Each year, the Celebration brings people together from throughout our community...

19th Annual Harvest Dinner

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19th Annual Harvest Dinner

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Since long before they were hired to support Columbia's Strategic Plan initiatives, Glenn Cobbins and Judy Hubbard have been breaking bread with fellow community members. For nineteen years now, they have provided a f...

Functional Zero Task Force and Coordinated Entry Orientation

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Functional Zero Task Force and Coordinated Entry Orientation

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Presented by Katie Burnham-Wilkins, Veterans Administration and Kelli Watkins-Turley, Missouri Department of Mental Health on October 12, 2017.

2017 Community Land Trust Convening

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2017 Community Land Trust Convening

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The City of Columbia hosted the inaugural Community Land Trust Convening, welcoming regional land trust representatives to share and workshop together. The event had two goals: 1. Educate interested communities, regio...

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...

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...