County representatives recently attended a kickoff event for Lights at Riverbanks Zoo. The group included Councilmembers Cheryl English, Jesica Mackey, Chakisse Newton and Gretchen Barron, County Administrator Leonardo Brown, Assistant Administrators John Thompson and Aric Jensen, County Attorney Patrick Wright, Clerk to Council Anette Kirylo, and their families. This isContinue Reading

Richland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is once again encouraging residents to help Stuff an Ambulance for children in need. Beginning this Monday, November 21, residents can donate toys, clothing and other items as part of the holiday tradition benefiting Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). CASA is aContinue Reading

Camp Cole recently completed its Pollinator Plantation Project with support from a Conservation Education Mini-Grant from the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District. Camp Cole, an accessible, inclusive camp and retreat center for children, teens and adults facing illnesses, disabilities and life challenges, was named Richland County Government and CommunityContinue Reading

During Richland County Council’s May 17 meeting, Council Chair Overture Walker presented a resolution recognizing May 15-21 as National EMS Week and honoring Richland County Emergency Medical Services employees. The county’s EMS department includes more than 200 emergency medical technicians, paramedics, physicians and administrators and is one of the busiestContinue Reading

Richland County Council is accepting applications for openings on more than a dozen volunteer boards. Currently, 18 Richland County boards, commissions, committees and advisory councils have at least one vacancy. Council will accept applications until 5 pm June 3, with appointments tentatively beginning June 7. Those interested in learning moreContinue Reading

The public will soon have the chance to give feedback on Richland County’s operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. An in-person public hearing is scheduled for 6 pm May 19 in Council Chambers at the Richland County Administrative Building,Continue Reading