Applications now being accepted for the Downtown CID Board and Committees, with terms beginning in 2017.
Contact The District Office at 442-6816 for information.
The Downtown Community Improvement District (CID) Board is a political subdivision of the City of Columbia, governed by a board of between 9 and 15 individuals. A slate of nominees for the board will be submitted by a Downtown CID nominating committee to the Mayor who, in consultation with the City Council, shall either appoint the board or return the slate to the nominating committee for further consideration. The terms of office shall be three years.
Each director on the Downtown CID Board must, during his or her entire term, be:
The board should also strive for diverse representation equitably representing the following:
The board will be responsible for:
The Community Improvement District will have three separate committees. Not all committee members are required to be CID Board members so regular members are encouraged to apply for committees that meet their particular interests.
The committees are:
Economic Development and Solid Waste Committee
This committee will assist in creating materials and programs that help retain, recruit and incubate new businesses in The District. Members should have expertise in the area or an affinity for the subject matter.
This committee will address landscaping, maintenance, lighting, cleanliness, safety and security issues within The District. Members should have expertise in the area or an affinity for the subject matter.
This committee will offer creative input into the development of new marketing strategies, tactics and tools; assist in the development and organizing of events and promotions; and help coordinate the overall marketing message for The District. Members should have expertise in the area or an affinity for the subject matter.
This committee will assist in the Gateways Project capital campaign and master plan implementation.