Columbia Association wants to hear from millennials

December 6, 2017

Columbia Association is seeking younger Columbia residents, employees and students to share ideas about how to serve them better.

CA is seeking volunteers between the ages of 17 and 35 to be part of the new Millennials Work Group. This is a unique opportunity for younger Columbians to make their voices heard on the kinds of programs, activities and venues that should be offered in Columbia — and to express their ideas about how to attract younger residents to engage with and serve the community.

The group will convene in 2018, with the goal of preparing written recommendations by year’s end. Meetups and discussions (in person and/or virtual) will be scheduled at a time and location convenient for the work group.

“Columbia Association continues to seek ways to engage residents and other community stakeholders, which we believe builds lasting relationships and further enhances the quality of life in Columbia,” said Milton W. Matthews, president and CEO of Columbia Association. “Our focus for this work group is to increase the opportunities to interact with younger individuals in our community. We hope to gain fresh insights and different ideas about programs, services and other existing community benefits. These discussions will help make Columbia a community of choice for their generation, as well as for generations to follow.”

This age group makes up a sizable portion of the community; nearly 22 percent of Columbia’s residents are between the ages of 18 and 34.

Interested individuals should fill out the form at youngresidents by Friday, Dec. 29. Please email Jane Dembner at for more information.

About Columbia Association

Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit community services corporation that manages Columbia, Maryland, a planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses — and was named the No. 1 small city to live in by Money Magazine in 2016. Additional information about CA is available at

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