On March 29, 2016, the City of Columbia Public and Media Relations Department announced the new public education campaign, Know Your City. This campaign is geared towards effectively educating citizens by sharing information regarding city services and programs, including details about frequently asked questions and more.
“Every month, we will focus on a specific topic of interest about the City of Columbia and share facts, statistics and details that citizens may not know about our city,” stated Public and Media Relations Director Leshia Utsey.
In addition, there will be monthly Know Your City feature departments selected to highlight details about each City department. The feature departments this month are Community Development and Columbia-Richland 9-1-1 Communications Center.
This week, from March 28 – April 2, the City recognizes National Community Development Week. During the week the Community Development Department will host pop-up stations in each district to showcase projects and programs funded by CDBG and HOME dollars. The celebration kicked off with a press conference on Monday at Earlewood Park to proclaim March 28 – April 2 as National Community Development Week in the City of Columbia.
National Community Development Week also serves as a venue for educating the public about the programs made possible the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. The goal of the week-long celebration is to bring awareness of these programs to the communities, citizens, government officials, businesses, media, and non-profit organizations.
During April 10 – 16, the City will celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week with the Columbia-Richland 9-1-1 Communications Center. This week-long event honors telecommunications personnel in the public safety community. The Columbia-Richland 9-1-1 Communications Center provides 24/7/365, 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch and Public Service response to citizens and user agencies for both the City of Columbia and Richland County.
Learn more about the Know Your City Campaign at www.columbiasc.net/knowyourcity.