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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...

Almeta Crayton Memorial “Toys for Columbia’s Youth” Toy Drive

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Almeta Crayton Memorial “Toys for Columbia’s Youth” Toy Drive

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Columbia Parks and Recreation's annual Almeta Crayton Memorial "Toys for Columbia's Youth" Toy Drive officially kicked off on October 29, 2018, and will accept toy and monetary donations through December 11, 2018. Eac...

CARE Interns Paint New Mural at Oak Towers

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CARE Interns Paint New Mural at Oak Towers

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A group of local artists surprised residents at Oak Towers with a new art mural. The City of Columbia Career Awareness Related Experience (CARE) interns trained with local nonprofit Jabberwocky Studios to learn about ...

2018 Heritage Festival and Craft Show

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2018 Heritage Festival and Craft Show

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A look back at this year's Heritage Festival and Craft Show, where visitors were "taken back to the traditions of the past." The Heritage Festival featured tons of fun and informative activities for all ages: Traditio...

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...

MKT Trail Mural at Elm Street Overpass

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MKT Trail Mural at Elm Street Overpass

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The third in a series of public art projects along the MKT Trail, the mural, "Nature is Our Shared Identity," was painted by students enrolled in Columbia Parks and Recreation's CARE program. The artists partnered wit...

A Look Back at the 2018 Fire in the Sky Celebration

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A Look Back at the 2018 Fire in the Sky Celebration

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Volunteers and City staff pitched in to bring off one of our city's largest annual events ...

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...

CoMo Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

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CoMo Climate Action and Adaptation Plan

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The City of Columbia is developing a Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) to identify opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance our resilience in the face of a changing climate. For more inform...

Traffic Box Art: A Brush with History

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Traffic Box Art: A Brush with History

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Amanda Harms is a writer, illustrator, and now, traffic box artist. Harms, who believes that it’s never too late to start something new, explains how she juggles her family, career, and creative interests. You can fin...