The mission of the Office of Neighborhood Services is to improve the quality of life for Columbia’s residents through fairly and swiftly enforcing city codes related to residential life and build a sense of community by offering valuable volunteer opportunities, providing resources for neighborhood leaders to solve issues independently and managing donations to support our community.
Thank you for your interest in the City of Columbia’s Neighborhood Organization Program. By having your neighborhood formally recognized by City Council, you create a formal communication link between your neighborhood and the City of Columbia. More importantly, having an organized neighborhood association better lays the groundwork for dealing with those challenges and issues specific to where you live.
The formation process is fairly straightforward. The neighborhood holds a meeting to set boundaries, adopt by-laws and elect officers. Paperwork required by the Office of Neighborhood Services includes:
ONS will prepare all the necessary Council paperwork, including maps, and will notify the designated neighborhood contact as to when the neighborhood association’s recognition request will be on the Council’s agenda.
Thank you again for your interest in the City of Columbia’s Neighborhood Organization Program. For further assistance, please call 874-7248, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Searchable Neighorhood Association Map