Welcome to the City of Columbia

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Hi, I’m Mike Matthes, City Manager of Columbia. Welcome to this beautiful city that my family and I feel fortunate to call home. The City of Columbia has an outstanding reputation for quality of life and public service. It’s often recognized as a desirable place to live, raise a family and maintain a career. Columbia’s been ranked as high as the second-best place to live in the United States. Recently, the St. Louis Post Dispatch described Columbia as a boomtown. Columbia is the fifth city in Missouri to reach the 100,000 population mark. As this vibrant city grows, we will continue to evaluate and improve our services to you. More than 2,000 City employees are committed to achieving excellence in what we value: our customers, communication, integrity, teamwork and resources. We invite you to become more connected to your community. Come to a council meeting and voice your concerns, serve on a board and commission or volunteer in the community. I find great joy in serving the public. I will look forward to partnering with City employees and support them as they serve. I’m grateful to be here and look forward to serving this community.