Mayor

Welcome 
On behalf of the residents of Columbia, I would like to extend to all of you a very sincere welcome to our web site. 

Nestled in the southeast corner of the St. Louis metropolitan area off I-255, Columbia is a progressive growing community with a small town charm and comfort of friends and family. Our schools, churches, medical facilities, park systems, civic organizations, service clubs and commercial business climate all contribute to a quality of life that is unmatched. Columbia derives its vibrant and comfortable personality from the energy and dreams of its citizenry and business community. 

Originally laid out in 1820 and incorporated in 1859, Columbia has grown and prospered due to the strong work ethics and religious convictions of its people. Its present 10,000-plus residents enjoy a bedroom community in a metropolitan area. With golf, sports facilities, a YMCA, great restaurants, volunteer facilities and services for people of all ages plus much more, there is something for everyone in Columbia. 

We have quality city services which include a state of the art, award winning waste water treatment facility. Our dedicated Police, Fire and Ambulance personnel are second to none. Exceptional service is what our employees strive for to enhance your quality of life. 

Today you will find the same charm that attracted many German immigrants in the 1800’s. Columbia is a long-standing community proud of its heritage and optimistic about its future. Through purposeful planned residential and commercial growth Columbia will continue to be a premier location to live, play or establish a business.