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|

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|

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|