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Housing Town Hall Meeting

Columbus, Indiana – A housing town hall meeting will be held in Cal Brand Meeting Hall on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. This meeting is open to the public. Topics to be discussed include: If you moved/retired to the area, why? What type of housing are you interested in seeing? What [...]

2024-03-21T14:43:34-04:00March 15th, 2024|News|

City of Columbus Announces Opening of CRH Wellness Clinic for City Employees

Mayor Mary Ferdon announced the Thursday, February 29th, 2024 opening of Employer Health Partners (EHP) Clinic at NexusPark, which will see City of Columbus employees, their spouses and dependents on the city SIHO Healthcare Plan, as well as city retirees and their dependents on city insurance. “This collaboration with Columbus Regional Health (CRH) will benefit [...]

2024-02-29T10:34:20-05:00February 29th, 2024|News|

City Closings for March

City offices will be closed Friday, March 29 for Good Friday. All curbside collections will be on time, with no delays. Check your pickup day here. Columbus City Utilities offices will also be closed. If you have a problem with your water or sewer service, please call 812-372-8861 and follow the prompts.

2024-02-26T12:09:38-05:00February 26th, 2024|News|

State of the City Address

Mayor Mary Ferdon gave her first State of the City Address on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 in the main corridor at NexusPark. A ribbon cutting at the Circle K Fieldhouse at NexusPark followed the remarks. State of the City Video

2024-03-07T10:35:54-05:00February 26th, 2024|News|

Mike Richardson to be City’s First Director of Security and Risk

Mayor Mary Ferdon announced today that Mike Richardson, current Chief of the Columbus Police Department, will be the first Director of Security and Risk, following his retirement later this spring. Richardson will begin his new role on June 3, 2024. “Employee, visitor and building security is of highest priority to us in the environment we [...]

2024-02-19T15:37:46-05:00February 20th, 2024|News|

Total Solar Eclipse Safety Information

Bartholomew County is expecting 50,000-200,000 visitors traveling here to view the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. There will be several events starting Friday, April 5 through Monday, April 8. What Should You Know? City of Columbus and Bartholomew County offices and buildings will be closed on Monday, April 8 as employees will be [...]

2024-03-26T12:01:38-04:00February 12th, 2024|News|

City Closings for January

City offices will be closed Monday, January 1 for New Year’s. All curbside collections will be one day delayed, with Friday pickups occurring on Saturday, January 6. Check your pickup day here. City offices will be closed Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All curbside collections will be on schedule. Columbus City [...]

2023-12-27T12:55:37-05:00December 19th, 2023|News|

Columbus Municipal Airport Selects Marlon Blackwell Architects to Design New Air Traffic Control Tower

The new 100-foot-tall air traffic control tower will be funded by the FAA, Indiana Department of Transportation and the City of Columbus, and supported by Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN — The Columbus Municipal Airport has announced that it has selected Marlon Blackwell Architects (MBA), based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to design a new 100-foot-tall air traffic [...]

2023-12-19T09:54:30-05:00December 19th, 2023|News|

Mayor Lienhoop receives top state honor at Luncheon

On Friday, December 15th, Mayor Jim Lienhoop and David Hayward, City Engineer and Executive Director of Public Works, were given honors during the City of Columbus Holiday Luncheon. Mayor Lienhoop was honored on Friday with the Sagamore of the Wabash award. The Sagamore is the highest honor the Governor bestows on individuals. Mayor elect Mary [...]

2023-12-15T19:33:45-05:00December 15th, 2023|News|

Robin Hilber announced as Director of Community Development

Mayor-Elect Mary Ferdon announced today that Robin Hilber will serve as Director of Community Development for the City of Columbus effective January 1, 2024.  Hilber joined the City in 2016 and has most recently served as Assistant Director. Hilber will oversee the Housing Study and Community Needs Assessment, Code Enforcement, the Community Garden, and other [...]

2023-12-15T16:37:25-05:00December 11th, 2023|News|