Monthly Archives: May 2020

Lunch and Learn and Election Forums on YouTube

Lunch & Learn and Election Forums on Zoom
Here are “Youtube” Links to the Programs:

Lunch and Learn with Kari Utterback- “Be Inclusive Every Day” – Held Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Columbia City Council Ward 1 Forum – Held Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Columbia Public School Board Candidates Forum – Held Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Three May Events on Zoom

Due to the pandemic, we have moved these three events to an online setting instead of our usual location at the Columbia Public Library. This will be on Zoom. There will be a limit of 100 individuals able to log in to each program. The detail for login information is provided below for each event.

Many people have already used Zoom and have the software loaded on their computers. If you haven’t used Zoom before, when you click on the link to enter the Zoom session, you should get a prompt to download the software. It only takes a few moments to download. 


“Be Inclusive Everyday with Everyone”
“Lunch & Learn”
May 12, 2020
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Zoom – Invitation to L&L – May 12

Guest Speaker:
Kari Utterback
Senior Administrative Supervisor
Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health & Human Services


The topic this month is Inclusivity and it is the first program in a two-part series titled “Diversity & Inclusion”. The guest speaker is Kari Utterback who has worked at promoting social diversity and cultural understanding in our community. She is a leader in the “Building Inclusive Communities” training program at the City of Columbia. 



Tuesday, May 12 – 7 p.m.
Columbia City Council Ward 1

Zoom – Invitation to CityCouncilForum-May 12

Wednesday, May 13 – 7 p.m.
Columbia School Board Candidates
Zoom- Invitation to School Bd Forum – May 13


The candidates’ and moderators’ pictures will appear on the screen along with their names. Candidates will present opening statements followed by questions from the moderator and finish with closing statements. The forums will last 35 to 45 minutes. No questions from the viewers will be accepted since this is our first experience with the format and we want to see how well it works. The forums will be recorded and a link will be provided for those who want to view them later.