S.P.E.E.D. - Sustainability, Planning, Education, Engagement, Development
January 2022 - Staying Safe with S.P.E.E.D.
Description: Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program invites community leaders to meet with representatives from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Community Action Team and Serve & Connect to learn how to promote strong community relationships between their neighborhoods and law enforcement. Attendees will be able to meet with Richland County Sheriff’s Department to find out what community-oriented policing methods are being utilized in their neighborhoods. They can also get to know Serve & Connect, an organization that works to build bonds and foster communication between communities and law enforcement. Come learn about resources and strategies available that help keep your neighborhoods safe and prosperous!
When: January 20th, 2022 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Where: Council Chambers, Richland County Administration Building, 2020 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29204
Host(s): Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program, Community Planning & Development
February 2022 – Picking up S.P.E.E.D. with Government and Community Resources
Description: Join Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) and our partners at Soda City Market to learn about government resources available to residents and their neighborhoods. Richland County Community Development, City of Columbia Community Development, and the Richland Library will join NIP to speak with market attendees about what their departments can offer to improve neighborhoods throughout the county. Come learn how to get more involved and what resources you can use to improve your neighborhood!
When: Saturday, February 26th, 2022 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Soda City Market, Main Street
Host(s): Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program, Richland County Community Development, City of Columbia Community Development, Richland Library
March 2022 – Maintaining SPEED with Alternative Mobility
Description: Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) invites residents to learn about transportation projects and resources in the county. Come speak with representatives from the Richland County Transportation Penny to learn about current and planned transportation projects. While you are here, take a ride on a Blue Bike from Columbia’s bike share service. Stop by and see what all the county has to offer! In case of inclement weather, this event will be postponed to a later date.
When: Thursday, March 24th from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Entrance Plaza, Richland County Administration Building, 2020 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29204
Host(s): NIP, Zoning, Public Works, Transportation Penny, COMET, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Palmetto Cycling Coalition, Blue Bike
May 2022 - SPEED Planning: An Introduction to the Neighborhood Plan Toolkit
Description: Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) invites neighborhood leaders to attend our introductory workshop on the Neighborhood Plan Toolkit. The toolkit provides detailed and easy-to-understand instructions on how to create your own neighborhood plan to use in your community. NIP Staff will guide and assist attendees on how to use the toolkit. Learn how to develop and refine your neighborhood’s vision and goals and turn them into actionable items. Help your neighborhood grow and thrive with the help of a neighborhood plan!
When: Wednesday, May 25 from 6pm-7:30pm
Where: 4th Floor Conference Room, Richland County Administration Building, 2020 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29204
All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend events unless otherwise listed. Visit this page regularly for updates and information about upcoming SPEED events.