Creating an Equitable Community

Creating an Equitable Community: How local groups are advancing diversity, equity and inclusion tells the story of how Bartholomew County is responding to the call for a more equitable community. More than 30 local partners contributed to the publication. Creating an Equitable Community report

2022-04-05T13:59:36-04:00April 5th, 2022|News|

Chief Richardson Receives Community Hero Award

Columbus, IN – On Friday, May 10, the Heritage Fund Board of Directors pleasantly surprised Mike Richardson, the previous Columbus Police Chief, by presenting him with the Donald W. and Catherine G. Jurgemeyer Community Hero Award. This award recognizes and celebrates the contributions of everyday local heroes; those who have performed life-saving measures, come to [...]

2024-05-10T17:37:58-04:00May 10th, 2024|News|

CRH to Host Access to Wellness

Discover a holistic approach to wellness at our exclusive event, Access to Wellness, brought to you by Mental Health Matters, Healthy Communities, and Columbus Parks & Rec at the Community F1rst Hub at NexusPark on May 9 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Engage with staff from CRH Healthy Communities, meet our Mental Health Matters Ambassadors, [...]

2024-05-06T17:51:16-04:00May 6th, 2024|News|

City Hall to Host Mobile Blood Drive

Columbus, IN — The City of Columbus is partnering with Versiti to host a mobile blood drive on Tuesday, May 28 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 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, [...]

2024-04-30T11:55:09-04:00April 30th, 2024|News|

City Closings for May

City offices will be closed Tuesday, May 7 for Election Day. All curbside collections will be on time, with no delays. Both Board of Public Works and City Council meetings have been moved to Monday, May 6. City offices will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. All curbside collections will be delayed by [...]

2024-04-30T08:50:27-04:00April 29th, 2024|News|

Law Enforcement Memorial Service

In commemoration of National Police Week, a memorial service to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty will be held on Friday, May 17th at 9:00 a.m. at the Public Safety Plaza near 2nd Street and Jackson Street in Columbus. During the thirty-minute ceremony, officers will honor the police officers and police [...]

2024-05-02T13:44:40-04:00April 24th, 2024|News|

Community Health Needs Assessment

We need your input! Columbus Regional Health is doing a health status survey to find out how they can help improve community health and wellness in our region. If you live in Bartholomew County, Jackson County (zip code 47274) or Jennings County (zip code 47265), please take some time to complete the survey today! Complete [...]

2024-04-16T14:03:16-04:00April 16th, 2024|News|

Nominations Open for William R. Laws Award, Art & Essay Contest

The Columbus Human Rights Department is currently accepting nominations for the William R. Laws Award, as well as entries for the Art & Essay Contest. William R. Laws Human Rights Award The Human Rights Commission seeks nominations from the public for the William R. Laws Human Rights Award at the beginning of the year. [...]

2024-04-15T12:26:07-04:00April 15th, 2024|News|

Collecting Eclipse Glasses for Recycling

Columbus, IN – The City of Columbus will be collecting all gently used or new eclipse glasses to donate to organizations that distribute them to educators and schools in other locations across the globe to view the same once in a lifetime experience we had on Monday, April 8, 2024. In donating your gently used [...]

2024-04-12T11:03:00-04:00April 12th, 2024|News|

Housing Study Survey Open Through April 19

Columbus, IN – The City of Columbus is welcoming the community's participation in a housing study survey. This project is being led by the city's Community Development and Planning Departments. The two departments have set up an oversight team that selected RDG Planning & Design last fall. Together they have been meeting with several community [...]

2024-03-22T15:51:13-04:00March 22nd, 2024|News|

Columbus Police Department Veteran Appointed as Chief of Police

Columbus, Indiana - Mayor Mary Ferdon announced today Deputy Chief Steve Norman, has been appointed the next Chief of Police for the Columbus Police Department (CPD). Norman will officially take office on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, following his swearing-in ceremony at the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting at Columbus City Hall. "I am [...]

2024-03-15T09:32:28-04:00March 15th, 2024|News|