Passing along information from the city:

City of Columbia invites applicants for the Neighborhood Leadership Program

The City of Columbia will offer the first Neighborhood Leadership Program starting on February 17. The program is a six-session course designed to assist neighborhood leaders, and those interested in becoming more active in their neighborhood, with information on how municipal government functions. The course will also include sessions aimed at improving the leadership skills of participants that can be used in any setting. Presenters will include a variety of local elected officials, community leaders and city staff.

Sessions will be held from 6:00-8:30 p.m. on February 17, March 3, 17 & 31 and April 14 & 27. Space is limited and participants must be residents of the City of Columbia. There is a $25 registration fee that includes class materials, snacks and a meal at the last session. Scholarships are available.

To learn more or to register, contact the City’s Office of Volunteer Services, 874-7504 or or visit the city’s website at  The program’s webpage is:

I’ll be signing up, so our neighborhood will be represented, but I would encourage anyone else who is interested to look at the program.


Jim D.