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Excite Columbia Returns in February

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After a successful debut last fall, Columbia Association’s (CA) citizens academy, Excite Columbia, is back! The six-week program will be held on Tuesdays, beginning on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at CA Headquarters located at 10221 Wincopin Circle. The academy will conclude on March 25.

Excite Columbia, a product of CA’s Communications and Community Engagement team, was started to give the community an opportunity to learn how CA operates as an organization. Topics covered include a breakdown of what CA’s departments are in charge of; how CA’s annual charge is calculated and used each year; how the CA Board of Directors runs its meetings; Columbia’s open space; CA’s sports, fitness and health offerings; and its focuses on responsible watershed and energy management.

“Excite Columbia is an interactive program that aims to inform residents about how Columbia Association operates. The program provides residents with an opportunity to learn how CA serves them and is a great way for future community leaders to get involved,” said Celeste Olinger, CA’s director of Communications and Community Engagement.

“Residents are critical to planning for the future of a community. Education is a tool to generate empowered community leaders, and it is our hope that these sessions will be a catalyst to build cooperative partnerships between our residents and Columbia Association,” said CA President Phil Nelson.

Excite Columbia is open to anyone 18 or older interested in learning more about CA. Registration for the program is required as there is limited seating.

For more information about Excite Columbia, call Keithan Samuels at 410-423-4112, or to register online, visit ExciteColumbia.Eventbrite.com.

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CA’s Citizens Academy Graduates Its First Class

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Excite Columbia now has alumni! The fall 2013 class of CA’s citizens academy, Excite Columbia, completed its coursework and graduated in late October.

Excite Columbia is a five-week program, implemented by Columbia Association’s (CA) Communications and Community Engagement Department. The main goal of the program is to educate, inform and give residents an in-depth view on how CA operates and serves the community. Excite Columbia also provides a forum for CA and community members to interact and engage with one another. We would like to offer congratulations to the following graduates of the first class of Excite Columbia:

  • Ilia Baskakov
  • Cherie Beck
  • Roger Chang
  • Robert Chasnow
  • Long Chen
  • Joel Hurewitz
  • Monica Parikh
  • Joann Rodriguez
  • Jean Salkeld
  • Lorraine Seelaus
  • Katharyn Sunderman
  • Sharonlee Vogel

The next session of Excite Columbia will take place in February. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please e-mail Communications@ColumbiaAssociation.org. There is a seat in our classroom waiting for you!

-Article by Erin McPhail

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Reminder: Sign Up Now For Columbia Association’s New Citizens Academy

CA Logo 4Spots remain for residents interested in taking part in Columbia Association’s (CA) new citizens academy, Excite Columbia, through which they can learn more about how CA operates and serves the community.

The free five-week program will be held on Wednesdays in October, beginning on Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at CA Headquarters at 10221 Wincopin Circle. The academy will conclude on Oct. 30.

Those interested in learning more about what CA does will find out about topics such as what CA’s different departments are in charge of; how CA’s annual charge is calculated and used each year; how the CA Board of Directors runs its meetings; Columbia’s open space; CA’s sports, fitness and health offerings; and its focuses on responsible watershed and energy management.

“Excite Columbia is an interactive program that aims to inform residents about how Columbia Association operates. The program provides residents with an opportunity to learn how CA serves them and is a great way for future community leaders to get involved,” said Celeste Olinger, CA’s director of Communications and Community Engagement.

“Residents are critical to planning for the future of a community. Education is a tool to generate empowered community leaders, and it is our hope that these sessions will be a catalyst to build cooperative partnerships between our residents and Columbia Association,” said CA President Phil Nelson.

Excite Columbia is open to anyone 18 or older interested in learning more about CA. Registration for the program is required to reserve a seat. Classes are limited to 25 participants and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about Excite Columbia, call Erin McPhail at 410-423-1891 or to register online, visit ExciteColumbia2013.Eventbrite.com.

About Columbia Association

Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit service corporation that manages Columbia, MD, a master planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at ColumbiaAssociation.org.

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Columbia Association to Launch New Citizens Academy

CA Logo 4Learn more about how Columbia Association (CA) operates and serves the community by taking part in CA’s new citizens academy, Excite Columbia. The free five-week program will be held on Wednesdays in October, beginning on Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at CA Headquarters at 10221 Wincopin Circle. The academy will conclude on Oct. 30.

Those interested in learning more about what CA does will find out about topics such as what CA’s different departments are in charge of; how CA’s annual charge is calculated and used each year; how the CA Board of Directors runs its meetings; Columbia’s open space; CA’s sports, fitness and health offerings; and its focuses on responsible watershed and energy management.

“Excite Columbia is an interactive program that aims to inform residents about how Columbia Association operates. The program provides residents with an opportunity to learn how CA serves them and is a great way for future community leaders to get involved,” said Celeste Olinger, CA’s director of Communications and Community Engagement.

“Residents are critical to planning for the future of a community. Education is a tool to generate empowered community leaders, and it is our hope that these sessions will be a catalyst to build cooperative partnerships between our residents and Columbia Association,” said CA President Phil Nelson.

Excite Columbia is open to anyone 18 or older interested in learning more about CA. Registration for the program is required to reserve a seat. Classes are limited to 25 participants and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about Excite Columbia, call Erin McPhail at 410-423-1891 or to register online, visit ExciteColumbia2013.Eventbrite.com.

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