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Category 2016–2019 Strategic Plan

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...

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...

2017 Community Scholars Program

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2017 Community Scholars Program

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In a new and innovative partnership with Columbia Public Schools, the City of Columbia is giving incoming high school students a rare firsthand experience of what it is like to work for municipal government. Seventeen...

Strategic Plan Leaders: Operational Excellence

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Strategic Plan Leaders: Operational Excellence

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Margrace Buckler and the Operational Excellence team are tasked with improving workforce performance, engagement and satisfaction. Their goal is to achieve and maintain a high-level of service from engaged employees a...

Strategic Plan Leaders: Infrastructure

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Strategic Plan Leaders: Infrastructure

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Deputy City Manager John Glascock and the Infrastructure team moves toward ways to physically connect the community. The objectives are to increase public transit use, complete streets to support all modes of transpor...

City Manager’s 2017 State of the City Address

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City Manager’s 2017 State of the City Address

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Columbia, Missouri City Manager Mike Matthes presents his State of the City report, describing municipal priorities and detailing progress made. The official document can be read at /city-manager/annual-programs-prior...

Strategic Plan Leaders: Social Equity

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Strategic Plan Leaders: Social Equity

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Toni Messina and the Social Equity team continue to improve the odds for success in Columbia. The team works with community partners to strengthen the community so all individuals can thrive.