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Category 2016–2019 Strategic Plan

Our Journey to Fair Housing (Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary)

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Our Journey to Fair Housing (Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary)

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The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). This piece of civil rights legislation declared it illegal to discriminate based on certain protected characteristics ille...

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 ...

Behind the Scenes: Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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Behind the Scenes: Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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For 24 years, the city of Columbia has come together to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but also to continue his dream of a diverse and inclusive community. This year a record-breaking 1100...

Overcoming Police Bias

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Overcoming Police Bias

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All people, even well-intentioned people, have bias. To reduce police bias in our community, the Columbia Police Department is adopting a new way of policing called fair and impartial policing. Sgt. Michael Hestir re...

Live Well By Faith: Black Community Health Education

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Live Well By Faith: Black Community Health Education

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Get in shape this year! Learn how you can participate in the Live Well By Faith program, a wellness initiative for members of historically Black churches.

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...

City of Columbia, Missouri, Year in Review 2016

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City of Columbia, Missouri, Year in Review 2016

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There are many reasons to be proud of Columbia, Missouri, the community we call home. This video reel highlights only a few of our city's achievements from 2016.

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...

Tending Our Trees

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Tending Our Trees

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In line with the "operational excellence" component of the city's strategic plan, Columbia Parks and Recreation sent three horticultural specialists to Kansas City to participate in a Tree Risk Assessment Qualificatio...