Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Administration Department is responsible for the general management of all municipal operations.

The Administration Department works to ensure that residents’ and business owners’ needs are effectively met in a timely manner to enhance the quality of life for all Columbia residents.

Department Employees

To contact department employees directly, please click on the "Directory" link located at the bottom of the Contact Us section of this page. 

City Administrator

The City Administrator is the chief administrative officer for the City and is appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. This Administrator oversees and coordinates the day-to-day operations of all City departments, with the exception of the City Clerk’s office. In addition, the City Administrator manages the operations of Human Resources and serves as the City's Budget Officer and the City's Health Officer. 

Community Relations Coordinator

The Community Relations Coordinator is responsible for coordinating City-sponsored events and activities, and serves as the staff liaison to community organizations, and coordinates tourism activities on behalf of the City.

Director of Information Technology

The Director of Information Technology is responsible for the planning, development, coordination and implementation of all municipal technology, information services and telecommunications.


The IT Support Analyst directly supports end users in the use of information technology systems and monitors and responds to service requests and system alerts.  Additionally the IT Support Analyst assists in the maintenance and support of back-end systems and cloud services.