- Boards & Commissions
Boards & Commissions
The purpose of the Alarm Appeals Board pursuant to the City’s alarm ordinance is to hear appeals related to violations of the alarm ordinance.
Architectural Design Review
Provides review and recommendations regarding the visual quality and aesthetic characteristics for construction of commercial and industrial structures.
The Beer Board is responsible for the review of all establishments selling beer on and/or off premises and for wholesale distributors with in the City of Columbia. Reviews all new beer permit applications as well as review any establishment and/or responsible party that have been brought forth before the board for review of any ordinance violations. Holds authority to award, deny, suspend or revoke any beer permit as outlined in Columbia City Beer Ordinances.
The City of Columbia is governed by a seven-member City Council/City Manager which includes a Mayor and Vice Mayor. Voters in each of the five wards elect a Councilmember, and the Mayor and Vice Mayor are elected by voters of the entire city. Each Councilmember serves a four-year term. The City Manager is appointed by the Council and has no term limit.
The Civil Service Board serves as a due process body, hearing any and all appeals to disciplinary action taken pursuant to the City’s personnel policies.
Columbia Arts Council
Promotes the Arts in the City of Columbia through awareness, appreciation, education, and support, thereby creating a connection between artists and audiences to enrich the quality of life for all and position the greater Columbia area as an arts rich community and regional arts destination.
Columbia Housing Board of Appeals
Supported by the Building Codes Division, this appeals board conducts hearings on property under demolition orders by the court or city.
The Construction Appeals board meets as needed when an appeal has been submitted for review.
Health, Education, and Housing Facilities
The Health, Education, and Housing Facilities Board promotes the health and higher education of the people of the City of Columbia, Tennessee, and surrounding areas.
Historic Zoning Commission
The Historic Zoning Commission serves as City Council's official historic preservation review body to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Columbia’s historic resources.
Housing & Redevelopment
The Columbia Housing and Redevelopment Corporation’s mission is to provide outstanding affordable housing and redevelopment services to improve the quality of life for our residents and the community.
Industrial Development Board (IDB)
The Industrial Development Board serves and promotes industry and develops trade by inducing manufacturing, industrial, and commercial enterprises to locate and/or expand in and near the City of Columbia.
Maury County Regional Airport Authority
The Maury County Airport Authority operates the Maury County Airport with three board members appointed to represent the City of Columbia, Mount Pleasant, and Maury County.
Advises City Council on future growth patterns and development issues that affect the City. The Commission reviews and makes recommendations to Council on Comprehensive Plan items, redevelopment plans, changes in development regulations, requests to rezone properties, annexations, and reviews preliminary site plans, group housing plans, and subdivisions.
Public Utilities Board – also known as Columbia Power and Water Systems - oversees the city’s waterworks facilities, broadband infrastructure, and electrical transmission systems.
The mission of the Columbia Sports Council is to define Columbia and the surrounding area as a premier sports/recreation destination by creating new events, capturing new sports business, and cultivating the growth of sustainable annual sports and recreation events.
The Wastewater Appeals Board applies policies, procedures, and requirements for the City of Columbia Standard Sewer Specs, Oil and Water Separators, and Sand and Grit Separators. board meets only as needed when an appeal has been filed.
Zoning Board of Appeals
A quasi-judicial body that conducts evidentiary hearings on requests for variances, special use permits, and appeals from administrative decisions regarding the city’s zoning ordinance standards.