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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...

Tough Jobs: Wastewater Treatment

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Tough Jobs: Wastewater Treatment

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Episode 2 of Tough Jobs, originally published July 7, 2009. Host Sean Brown explores the work of treating Columbia's wastewater when he visits Columbia's Wastewater Treatment Facility and the constructed wetlands that...

Taste: Beer

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Taste: Beer

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When people think about beer in Missouri they might usually think of cities like St. Louis or Kansas City, but Columbia has four microbreweries, each with its own unique style. Meet the owners and brewers who are crea...

Community Scholars 2018

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Community Scholars 2018

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For the second year in a row, a select group of local high school students have received a rare opportunity to explore what it is like to work for the City of Columbia. The 2018 Community Scholars program invited 15 i...

CMCA Poverty Simulator

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CMCA Poverty Simulator

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City of Columbia Strategic Plan partner Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) conducts 3-hour poverty simulations based on real-world case studies of former clients. Poverty Simulations are designed for those who h...

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...

FY 2019 City Manager’s Proposed Budget Press Conference

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FY 2019 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 2019. Recorded on July 20, 2018. For more information, navigate to http://www.como.gov/finance/a...

Things to Do in Columbia: Explore First Fridays on St. James Street

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Things to Do in Columbia: Explore First Fridays on St. James Street

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Each first Friday of the month, locals and visitors explore the North Village Arts District to experience a one-of-a-kind FREE art crawl. Amidst the galleries, businesses, and shops open to the public, one unique craf...

2018 Art in the Park

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2018 Art in the Park

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The 2018 Art in the Park festival celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. The event took place in Stephens Lake Park and featured artwork by local and national artists, live music, food vendors and a children's act...