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Press Release – CoMo200 and Downtown CID Launch One Word Project

Columbia, MO – October 15, 2019 – The District, Downtown CID, and CoMo200, the Mayor’s Task Force on Bicentennial Celebration Planning, are launching their One Word project this week and the community is invited to participate. As part of ongoing initiatives for the expansion of Flat Branch Park, the Gateway Plaza Project at the southeast Read More »

Art Project to celebrate Columbia’s bicentennial – The Missourian

The Mayor’s Task Force on Bicentennial Celebration Planning will build a 12-foot-tall sphere decorated with words provided by Columbia citizens as part of CoMo200, which celebrates the 200th anniversary of the city of Columbia. The task force is calling this the “One Word Project.” It plans to launch a campaign asking residents to describe the Read More »

Press Release – CoMo200 Partners with KBIA on History Series

For Immediate Release July 24, 2019   Contact: Brent Gardner CoMo200 573.489.1900 brent@bhhsvision.comcreate new email   CoMo200 Partners with KBIA on History Series “You Don’t Say” Explores the Often Unheard Stories of Columbia’s African American Community   Columbia, MO – July 24, 2019 – CoMo200, the Mayor’s Task Force on Bicentennial Celebration Planning, comprising volunteers from across Read More »

Press Release – CoMo200 Continues Progress Toward 2021 Events

For Immediate Release May 13, 2019 Contact: Brent Gardner, Chair CoMo200 573.489.1900 Brent@BrentGardnerHomes.comcreate new email CoMo200 Continues Progress Toward 2021 Events Citizens are invited to join a celebration 200 years in the making   Columbia, MO – May 13, 2019 – CoMo200, the Mayor’s Task Force on Bicentennial Celebration Planning, comprising volunteers from across the community, continues Read More »

Columbia celebrates 200 years since the founding of Smithton

For a brief time on Sunday, it was 1818.  As part of the lead up to the city of Columbia’s bicentennial, several dozen people gathered in the parking lot of RE/MAX Boone Realty on East Broadway to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Smithton, the settlement that was the predecessor to Columbia. The Read More »

Columbia Mayor Brian Treece announces formation of Mayor’s Task Force on Bicentennial Celebration Planning

City of Columbia Mayor Brian Treece announced the formation of the Mayor’s Task Force on Bicentennial Celebration Planning at a press conference on Thursday, Feb. 8. The Task Force will focus on planning citywide events that are historical, educational and honor Columbia’s rich history. The events from 2018 through 2021 will celebrate and commemorate the Read More »

Establishing a Mayor’s Task Force on Bicentennial Celebration Planning

Council Bill No. R 171-17 A RESOLUTION establishing a Mayor’s Task Force on Bicentennial Celebration Planning. WHEREAS, in 1818 a group of settlers incorporated under the Smithton Land Company purchased over 2,000 acres and established the village of Smithton less than one mile from current day downtown Columbia; and WHEREAS, in 1821 the settlers moved Read More »