The Columbus Bicentennial Steering Committee is excited to host a yearlong celebration of this once-in-a-lifetime occasion. The Steering Committee is made up of local and former Columbus residents, business owners, and community leaders. 

We will host one event a month starting July 2022 through May 2023, kicking off the celebration with fireworks at the Columbus Golf Course on July 4, 2022, and concluding with fireworks at Magnolia Days Festival in May 2023. 

Steering Commitee

Michelle Gorman, Co-Chair
Lindsi Graham, Co-Chair
Amber Beccera
Kristen Cepak
Susan Chandler
Ronny Daley
Neftali DeJesus
Ron Frnka
Molly Harkness
Janet Hollmann
Shelley Janik
Charles Potter
Pam Potter
Charlotte Stein
Zachary Venghaus
Courtney Wied
Alesia Woolridge


Marketing/Merchandise Sales: Kristen Cepak, Melissa Houser
Cookbook: Amber Becerra, Shelley Janik
Finance: Amber Becerra, Michelle Gorman, Lindsi Graham, Janet Hollmann
History: Susan Chandler, Ron Frnka
Events: Charlotte Stein, Courtney Wied
Dignitaries: Kristen Cepak
200 Club: Kristen Cepak, Ronny Daley
Parade: Shelley Janik
Volunteers: TBA


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