CoMo You Know
The publicly owned power plant is operated by the city to provide not-for-profit electric service by burning coal, gas and oil.
The Islamic School of Columbia opened in 1998 and operates under a two-class system with its students, dividing them by grades.
The University Concert Series brings a variety of entertainers from around the world to Jesse Auditorium, where the public can enjoy their performances.
Shyrocks' Corn Maze is an annual fall activity on the Shyrocks Callaway Farm that invites visitors to explore all 15 acres of corn maze, which is mowed into a new design each year.
The 63 Diner, which opened in 1989, is known around Columbia for its old-fashioned cheeseburgers, french fries and malts.
The Alpha Gamma chapter of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority was founded at MU in 1915. The sorority recognizes the Ronald McDonald House as its oficial philanthropy.
The board consists of representatives from MU and the Mizzou Alumni Association.
Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Red Cross is located in Columbia and assists the community when disaster strikes.
Established in 2004, the festival is an annual four-day showing of nonfiction documentaries in Columbia.
Columbia Independent School moved to a new, combined campus in 2009 after operating since 1998 in multiple buildings.
Christian Chapel Academy opened in 1985 and offers a Christian education to its students. The school offers classes from preschool to eighth grade.
Heritage Academy is a Christian school in Columbia that opened in 2002.
Good Shepherd Lutheran School has been open since 2002 and has grown from eight students in its first year to 89 in the 2011-12 school year.
Founded in 1981, Christian Fellowship School serves students in pre-kindergarten through high school. The school currently boasts enrollment of about 290.
The Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission advises the county commission on matters of land use.
The Health Department located at the Sanford-Kimpton Building provides multiple servicesto Columbia and Boone County residents.
IBM, which specializes in providing information technology services and business process outsourcing capabilities to clients, recently opened a location in Columbia in 2010 at 2810 LeMone Industrial Boulevard.
Muriel Battle, who died in 2003, was known as a pioneer in education and equality in Columbia. A new high school will bear her name.
The hospital, committed to providing cancer prevention, detection and treatment, was the first cancer center west of the Mississippi River.
West Junior High School opened in 1961.