Columbia Visions for Minorities
"We're going to roll up our sleeve. Tonight starts the heavy lifting, where the citizens are going to join one of those 13 groups, and we're going to break out into those 13 groups, and start those meetings on a monthly basis," said Dianne Drainer, a member of the Community Vision Committee.
This allows them to work with people interested in similar topics.
"I just think it's a remarkable thing for the city of Columbia to do, to have this process, and open it up to the entire community, and invite people to come in and talk about the community and what's important to them in it," said Bedan.
Bedan and others hope they can help Columbia's arts and culture grow. The citizen topic groups will meet at least once a month until June.