City's Ward Check-In to replace 'Coffee with the Manager'

Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 5:37 p.m. CDT; updated 12:27 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 24, 2013

COLUMBIA — The City of Columbia will host its first Ward Check-In Wednesday at the Daniel Boone City Building.

The Ward Check-In will replace "Coffee with the Manager," weekly forums where City Manager Mike Matthes spoke individually with Columbia residents.

"The (check-in) meetings are to talk about developments, public projects, public safety, city priorities, budget and other topics," City Management Fellow Lelande Rehard said.

Residents are encouraged to come to their ward's meeting to hear from city department heads, the city manager and other community residents.

Wednesday's Ward Check-In is for residents of the First Ward, which includes the area north of Broadway and south of Interstate 70. The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in conference room 1A/1B of city hall.

Ward Check-In meetings will be held every month, and each ward will meet twice a year.

To find out future meeting dates and locations, residents should check the city's website at

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