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State of City Address to be delivered February 2

This year, the State of the City address will be delivered a bit differently due to COVID-19 social distancing best practices and concerns. Mayor Lienhoop will deliver his address on Tuesday, February 2, immediately following the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, which begins at 6:00 pm. The City Council meeting and State of the City address will [...]


Ashley Getz Named New Utilities Engineer for Columbus City Utilities

Columbus City Utilities (CCU) has announced that Ashley Getz has been hired as the new Utilities Engineer. She begins her duties on January 15. Ms. Getz brings over 12 years experience in project planning and development to the role from her work as a Project Manager and Environmental Engineer at Strand Associates. She has worked [...]


Columbus Parks and Recreation Department Names Nikki Murphy as Associate Director of Recreation

Columbus Parks and Recreation Department has named Nikki Murphy as its Associate Director of Recreation, a new position created after an extensive study of the Department’s structure by the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands. Ms. Murphy has served as the Director of Sports Programs since 2015. Before joining Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, [...]


CFD Firemen and EMTs Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Columbus Fire Department Paramedics and EMTs are receiving their initial dose of the the Covid-19 vaccine as part of the first wave of public safety and healthcare professionals to be offered the vaccine. Fire Chief Andy Lay said that he is grateful that the Fire Department has been provided the opportunity to receive the vaccine [...]

2020-12-22T12:31:58-05:00COVID-19, News|

Columbus Area Arts Council Issues RFP for Asphalt Art Initiative

The Columbus Area Arts Council (CAAC) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from an artist or artist team to design and implement an asphalt artwork in Columbus, Indiana. The asphalt artwork will be a ground plane mural installed along 16th Street between the intersections of Home Avenue and Union Street, near a residential neighborhood and [...]


City Offices November Holiday Closings

Due to several holidays, City offices will be closed on Election Day (November 3), Veteran's Day (November 11) and Thanksgiving weekend (November 26 and 27). Trash and recycling collection will be on schedule on November 3 and November 11. Trash and recycling collection will be delayed by one day on Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day), [...]


9-11 Remembrance Video

Columbus Fire Department has put together a short video in remembrance of September 11, 2001. Please join the City of Columbus in honoring those who lost their lives on this day. Thank you to all the men and women who continue to serve our community and keep us safe. [...]


Columbus Area Bicentennial Announces Logo and Theme and Seeks Community Input

The Columbus Area Bicentennial Steering Committee is pleased to unveil the official bicentennial logo and announce the local design winner, Columbus native and University of Louisville design student, Ava Becker. Earlier this year, the Bicentennial Steering committee conducted a logo design contest, receiving more than two dozen submissions, and Becker was selected as the winner. The committee is [...]

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