2018-07-06 / News

Details unveiled about the 2018 CCN banquet

By Josh Cruse


Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine gives an update from city council. Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine gives an update from city council. Columbia Council of Neighborhoods president Tige Watts provided more details on the CCN banquet at the monthly meeting Thursday, June 28.

The 2018 banquet will be held Saturday, July 21 at 3907 Ensor Avenue with a reception beginning at 6: 30 p. m. This year’s theme is homecoming to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of CCN. The tickets are $25. Watts has not announced a speaker for the event.

Watts was recently elected to the Neighborhood USA Who’s Who. Watts, and other CCN officials, attended the NUSA conference in May hosted in Birmingham, Alabama.

The National Night Kickoff Event will be held Friday, August 3, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. A location for the event has not been announced.

Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine provided an update on council, which approved the 2018-2019 budget at the June 19 meeting. While it doesn’t include a tax increase, the budget is lean due to rising healthcare costs. The city is able to keep its commitment to law enforcement, and CCN will still receive funding through the city, but several organizations will not, according to Devine. She said the city will continue to look for funding.


Sabrina Odom announces a security and fraud education seminar at the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meeting. Sabrina Odom announces a security and fraud education seminar at the Columbia Council of Neighborhoods meeting. Another part of the budget is an increase to the water rates, something that will become an annual occurance for the near future. She did not give a specific amount, but the increase is expected to be minimal. For those interested in knowing the impact to their water bills, visit www.Columbiasc.net.

Devine announced the City of Columbia has been ranked No. 2 for millenials, behind Seattle. Columbia beat out cities like Charlotte for the honor.


CCN president Tige Watts received an award at last month’s Neighborhoods USA meeting in Birmingham, Alabama. CCN president Tige Watts received an award at last month’s Neighborhoods USA meeting in Birmingham, Alabama. Sabrina Odom, with the North Columbia Business Association, announced a Free Security Seminar will be held Wednesday, August 1, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Eau Claire Print building at 3907 Ensor Avenue. Interested residents can register at nomacolumbia.com.

Residents can meet and greet law enforcement while also learning strategies to stay safe.

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