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Use Tax Q and A: Question 4

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Use Tax Q and A: Question 4

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Strategic Plan Consultant James Witt answers the question: How much will the City of Columbia receive from a local Use Tax? The Missouri Department of Revenue issues public information reports for Use Tax taxable sal...

Use Tax Q and A: Question 5

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Use Tax Q and A: Question 5

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Public Health and Human Services Director Stephanie Brown answers the question: Why is this important to City of Columbia’s residents? The Use Tax levels the playing field for local businesses who are required to pay...

Use Tax Q and A: Question 6

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Use Tax Q and A: Question 6

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Fire Chief Randy White answers the question: Do other Missouri cities have a Use Tax? Yes. Approximately half of all Missouri cities with populations of 2,000 or more already have a Use Tax in place. The City of Colu...

CPD Officer Profile: Keisha Edwards

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CPD Officer Profile: Keisha Edwards

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School Resource Officer Keisha Edwards describes her "non-traditional" police work at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, MO.

Off the Clock! with Joe Schlottach

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Off the Clock! with Joe Schlottach

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When he's not directing traffic at the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services, Joe Schlottach might be drawing or painting or sharing his passion for break dancing.

40th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show (2017)

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40th Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show (2017)

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Mark your calendars! The Heritage Festival and Craft Show is this weekend Sept. 16 & 17 from 10 am to 5 pm. Live entertainment, education, shopping, and dining come together at historic Nifong Park for two days p...

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...

3M Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

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3M Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project

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In response to the drastic reduction in population of monarch butterflies, and to support other pollinator populations as well, the City of Columbia with the support of 3M, Missouri Department of Conservation, and U.S...