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State of City report given to Chamber of Commerce
Mayor Pamela Hoots gave the 'State of the City' address at the March, 2023 meeting of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.
She touched on all the positive accomplishments happening in town, from sidewalks to parks to new businesses, and gave credit to the many staff and volunteers who help make things happen on a daily basis. Details of her report which she gave to all those attending is available from City Hall on request by calling 270-384-2501.
The Mayor was introduced by Ellen Zornes, Executive Director of the Chamber, who shared with the group, "Pam Hoots is serving her second consecutive term as Mayor of Columbia along with an earlier term as Mayor. She holds degrees in Communications and Business Administration.
"She has served on the Columbia City Council, has been awarded the HR Professional of the Year, named One of the Outstanding Young Women in America, Adair County's Woman of the Year, One of the Outstanding Women in the World, a Hope Award finalist for Kentucky, a Jefferson Award winner for Kentucky and Tennessee, Marquis Who's Who, Transamerica Award Winner for Community Service (globally), and National Woman's Day Magazine finalist for Woman of the Year.
"Then, back in the Shire, Columbia, she can be seen hopping around the town she loves in a Easter Bunny costume, or bringing flowers to brighten someone's day or attending a Board meeting (she is on several) or meeting with a potential business owner who, due to her outreach, is locating in Columbia, or talking to citizens asking them to serve on a committee for the betterment of Columbia, or coming up with ideas to make Columbia shine at Christmas or reading books to school kids, or eating BBQ at a Columbia family cookout or opening another community park or writing grants for the city or ... and the list goes on and on.
"And she ends each long day, riding around town with her sidekick, Jakky."
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