The City of Columbia has a number of Boards and Commissions with which citizen participation is vital.
Joining one is one way citizens can volunteer and get involved with their city government. The boards and commissions serve mostly in an advisory capacity to various city departments. But some also hear appeals, provide expertise, advocate, and advise city council. The Mayor and City Council seek diversity and balance in making appointment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, age or disability.
Columbia Housing Authority
Seeking one (1) Applicant.
Responsible for the oversight of the Housing Authority and its Executive Director. Term – 5 years.
Midlands Authority for Conventions Sports and Tourism
Seeking 1 Applicant that represents the lodging industry as required by board’s bylaws.
The City of Columbia is accepting applications for the Midlands Authority for Conventions Sports and Tourism Board of Directors. The mission of the Midlands Authority for Conventions Sports and Tourism includes: directing and managing the activities and mission of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Columbia Regional Sports Council and the Columbia Regional Visitors Center; and overseeing the development and operation of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center under a long-term management agreement for the benefit of the Governmental Entities: City of Columbia, Lexington County and Richland County.
Parks and Recreation Foundation
Seeking two (2) Applicants.
Columbia Parks and Recreation Foundation enhances the leisure service opportunities in the City of Columbia by improving the scope and quality of educational and human development programs.It encourages, recruits, receives, and administers gifts, devises, and donations by deed, will or otherwise, for the advancement of the City of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department. Term – 3 years.
Property Maintenance Board of Adjustment and Appeals
Seeking seven (7) Applicants for Appointment/Re-Appointment who are qualified by experience and training (i.e. architect, contractor, engineer, property manager) to pass on matters pertaining to property maintenance.
The purpose of the Property Maintenance Board of Adjustment and Appeals is to hear appeals of notices or decisions issued under the International Property Maintenance Code. Term – 3 years.
Deadline – Applications are due no later than April 30, 2014, 5 p.m.
If you are interested in applying for one of these seats, please complete the Application.
Once the application is completed, return to:
Ms. Connie Lucius
Office of the City Council
P.O. Box 147
Columbia, SC 29217-0147