Boone County News Release

Press Archives Press Room

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Boone County Commission Administrative Coordinator
Phone: (573) 886-4312

Boone County Week In Review

June 25, 2010

For the week ending June 25, 2010

Things you may have missed...

County/City Updates Available Via Email and Text

A number of City of Columbia/ Boone County agencies now use an information service called Nixle to deliver public safety and communtiy alerts through web, email and cell phone. To sign up for this free service go to

Schedule a County Expert for Your Next Meeting

To provide citizens with well-informed speakers and more information about county government, the Public Information Office offers the Boone County Speaker's Bureau.

The Speaker's Bureau is an opportunity for civic groups, clubs, organizations, homeowner's associations, schools or senior groups to invite county elected officials and staff to speak at their meetings. There are a variety of topics to choose from, and topics may be tailored to meet specific needs.

To schedule a speaker, citizens can call the Office of Public Information at 573-886-4312 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Assistance will be provided to choose a topic that will be most beneficial for a particular group. Speakers must be requested at least two weeks in advance.

Coming Up...

Night P&Z

The Boone County Commission will have an evening meeting with Planning & Zoning Tuesday, June 29, at 7 p.m. in the Roger B. Wilson Government Center, Commission Chambers, 801 E. Walnut, Columbia, Mo. Read the agenda here:

Public Meeting for East Area Plan

The City of Columbia and Boone County Planning and Zoning Commissions will host the fourth in a series of public information meetings regarding the East Area Plan (EAP) June 29, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Columbia Benevolent Organization's Meeting Hall located inside the Elk's Lodge, 4747 Elk Park Drive East (east of Cedar Grove Elementary School off Route WW). The meeting will include two open Q&A sessions and a presentation. For more information, contact Thaddeus Yonke, AICP, Senior Planner (Boone County), at 573-886-4330 or Patrick Zenner, Development Services Manager (City of Columbia), at 573-874-7246.

Free HIV Testing

In Recognition of National HIV Testing Day (June 27, 2010), the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health & Human Services, along with Rain, will offer free rapid HIV tests at various times and locations. All testing is free and open to anyone on a walk-in basis.

  • Sunday, June 27, 2010 Rain will offer HIV testing at Courthouse Square in downtown Columbia in conjunction with their 17th Annual Salute to Life Walk. Testing and walk registration will begin at noon. The Salute to Life Walk begins at 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 28, 2010 the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health & Human Services will offer HIV testing in Douglass Park from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Register to Vote

The last day to register to vote in the August 3, 2010 primary election is July 7. To register online go to