Eric Frey to Join New City Administration

Mayor-Elect Mary Ferdon announced today that Eric Frey will serve as the Executive Director of Administration for the City of Columbus effective January 1, 2024. Supporting the Ferdon administration, Frey will oversee multiple city departments, and key strategic initiatives such as the city’s involvement in Mental Health Matters, ASAP, housing initiatives, and more. Frey served [...]


Centerstone asking community to participate in survey

Centerstone wants to hear from you! Centerstone is currently working on gathering information to improve services and create a Community Needs Assessment. The survey is a place to provide feedback on community programs and services, which will influence thier initiatives and how they serve the community. By taking this 10-15 survey, you will receive a [...]


City Closings for November

Election Day & Veterans Day City offices will be closed Tuesday, November 7 for Election Day. They will also be closed Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day. All curbside collections will be on schedule for these days. Check your pickup day here. Columbus City Utilities offices will also be closed on these days. [...]


Japan to Host the 38th Annual Ethnic Expo

Columbus, IN — Japan will be celebrated this year as the host country of the 38th annual Ethnic Expo presented by First Financial Bank in downtown Columbus. The two-day festival, which fosters understanding and an appreciation of Columbus’ diverse population, will take place on October 13th-14th outside Columbus City Hall. Japan is an island country [...]


Office of Downtown Development Launches Text Messaging Program

The office of downtown development has launched an events promotion program via text notification. When community members sign up to receive the notifications, they are sent one text weekly that provides a summary of upcoming weekend events and entertainment opportunities in downtown Columbus. The text program offers a quick, convenient way for participants to learn [...]


City to Hold 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The City of Columbus will observe the 22nd anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a remembrance ceremony held on Monday, September 11, 2023 on the steps of Columbus City Hall. The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is open to the public. The ceremony will include a Bartholomew County 9-1-1 dispatch [...]


City Hall will host a mobile blood drive

Columbus, IN — The City of Columbus is partnering with Versiti to host a mobile blood drive on Thursday, August 17 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. The mobile bus will be located in the City Hall parking lot at 123 Washington Street, Columbus. Your commitment to saving lives through blood donation is absolutely crucial, [...]


Regina D. McIntyre, C.P.A. joins the City of Columbus

Columbus, IN — The City of Columbus has announced the addition of Regina D. McIntyre, C.P.A. as the new Finance Director for the city. McIntyre will oversee the financial, budget, and accounting strategy for the Mayor for the remainder of 2023. Beginning in January 2024, McIntyre will serve in the newly created Controller position, which is created due to [...]


First Columbus Homes Ready for Connection to New Fiber Internet Network

Columbus, IN June 14, 2023 – Mayor Jim Lienhoop, fiber internet service provider GigabitNow and Meridiam’s Hoosier Fiber Networks today announced that Columbus’ first homes are ready for fiber internet home connections and order availability for GigabitNow fiber internet service.   More than 450 homes in the “Big Block” downtown Columbus area are ready for connection [...]


Public Input Sought on City View District Plan

The City of Columbus - Bartholomew County Planning Department, together with Columbus Regional Health (CRH), invite the public to attend an upcoming open house to review and provide input on the draft City View District Plan. The envisioned City View District occupies the approximately 690 acres owned by Columbus Regional Health to the southwest of [...]