City of Columbia Earns Gold

The City of Columbia, Columbia, Missouri has now advanced their GCI certification status from Silver level to Gold level. In doing so, the City of Columbia has become the first municipality in the U.S. to earn this level of distinction. 

Over the last 3 years, staff members of the City of Columbia Public Works department has taken GCI professional development CEU courses to maintain their Silver level of certification.  This year, Tammy Thomas and her team have been challenged by the GCI 180 EHS Dashboard of ‘Green’ and healthy attributes, verifying reward points for implementation of education, products and practices affecting in positive ways, the indoor environment of the Daniel Boone Building located at 701 E. Broadway, in beautiful downtown Columbia, Missouri.

Team members who have made this possible are:

Anthony Burnett, Cathy Rulo, David Miller, Dennis Doss, Jose Raisca, Justin Hunter, Keith Scolaro, Melvin Hayes, Neal Baldwin, 

Stephen Bush, Steven Thrower, Tammy Thomas and William Watkins.

City Hall and this Environmental Health Services team has met the 350 point requirement to earn the GOLD EHS certification.  David Thompson, President of GCI, will be making a presentation of an entrance mat and window stickers, signifying this accomplishment.

“As a Missouri based organization, it gives me great pleasure to be able to present this level of our certification to the City of Columbia.” David Thompson

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce will be conducting a Ribbon Cutting at 11am, August 11th, 2015 at City Hall, 701 E. Broadway.  Together, GCI and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, invite you to show your support of this groundbreaking accomplishment by attending this event at City Hall.