Open Streets event
The City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) invites the you to attend the City’s first Open Streets Event, Sunday, April 2nd, from 1-4pm along Devine Street. Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing. This event will feature family-friendly activities for all ages focused around four key values: Sustainable Transportation Opportunities, Physical Fitness and Wellness, Civic Pride, and Living Streets. By hosting its first Open Streets Event, Columbia is joining a global movement. Please plan to join us for activities for all levels, and bring your bicycle for bike-related activities if you can!
The City of Columbia Recognizes Women's History Month
Councilwoman Devine is the first African-American female to serve on City Council and the first African-American to be elected At-Large. She is also the only woman currently serving on Columbia City Council.
The City projects she currently works diligently on are numerous. Councilwoman Devine has been a champion of many causes, but the development and empowerment of youth is a cause that touches her on a personal level. She spearheaded the City's annual National Youth Violence Prevention Week activities which is held to raise awareness and educate the public about effective way to prevent and reduce youth violence.
Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine Receives NLC University Training Honor
Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine was recognized by the National League of Cities’ University (NLC University) for reaching the gold level in its Certificate Program. Sponsored by the National League of Cities, the award was announced on Friday, March 11 in Washington, DC at the annual Shared Wisdom Luncheon at the Congressional City Conference.
“I am both honored and humbled to receive this esteemed honor from the National League of Cities. I truly feel that it is my duty as a public servant to attend training seminars and workshops that will provide me with knowledge that I can use to become a better leader and to empower citizens in Columbia. I am committed to bringing best practices to my hometown,” Devine stated.
Utility Operations, Engineering and Customer Care Reorganization Update
City Manager Teresa Wilson announced today that organizational changes have been moving forward for the City of Columbia’s Department of Utility Operations, Department of Engineering and the Customer Care and Field Services Division. During December 2016, Wilson shared with City Council and City staff that an assessment of all operations was underway and she would continue to work internally to identify various ways to improve service delivery and departmental efficiencies and also initiate best practices. Effective January 1, 2017, a new organizational structure became official on a citywide basis, which included changes in the Department of Utility Operations, the Department of Engineering and the Customer Care and Field Services Division.