Lunch & Learn – Barbara Buffaloe

“Barbara Buffaloe – Columbia’s Office of Sustainability”
Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
HyVee Community Room (Conley Rd., near Sam’s Club)

Guest Speaker:

Barbara Buffaloe

Barbara Buffaloe manages Columbia’s Office of Sustainability, which should be called the “Little Office That Could.” With a small staff overseeing sustainability efforts for a growing city, the expectations might have been low. But the city recently received a 3-Star rating from the STAR Community Rating System, a national comprehensive evaluation of community sustainability efforts.

Come to this Lunch & Learn program to hear how the sustainability team and other staff worked to pull this off and get a forecast of the future of sustainability efforts.

Although there is no lunch included in this event, attendees are welcome to bring their own or purchase lunch in the store.

Bill of Rights Program

“Examining Free Speech in the Digital Era”
Monday, February 13, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

A panel will discuss the issue of free spech in the digital era.

The program will feature a panel of experts, including:

                  Dr. Adam Seagrave, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy

                  Dr. Nicholas Drummond, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy

                  Jim Robertson, managing editor, Columbia Daily Tribune

              Peggy Placier, LWV co-president, will serve as moderator.

This event is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County.

Funding for the event and the accompanying display about the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights has been provided by the Missouri Humanities Council in partnership with the National Archives.

Click here to view flyer with details:   Free Speech


Diversity Awareness Partnership

Diversity Awareness Partnership
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Guest speaker:
Nikki McGruder
Regional Manager, Diversity Awareness Partnership-Columbia

Jim Robertson, Managing Editor, Columbia Daily Tribune

Diversity Awareness Partnership is an organization that supports diversity and inclusion efforts. They offer three “pillars of impact” to the community: Training and Education, Youth Programs, and Awareness Campaigns.

The show airs live at 7:00 p.m. on February 8. The program will be available on our website or at The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. CAT TV can be found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CentruyTel Prism 98.

Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting with State Legislators
Thursday, February 2, 2017
7:00 p.m. (6:30 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia Public Library

All of our state legislators have been invited.

Missouri House of Representatives
Cheri Toalson Reisch (R) – 44th District
Kip Kendrick (D) – 45th District
Martha Stevens (D) – 46th District
Chuck Basye (R) – 47th District

Missouri Senate
Caleb Rowden (R) – 19th District

Plan to attend this public event to learn about the legislative priorities, and to have an opportunity to ask questions, of our elected officials.

This event is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library and is free and open to the public.

Note that House District 50 is currently vacant, as Rep. Caleb Jones has taken a position with the Governor’s Office.