COLUMBIA, Mo. - UPDATE 7:47 P.M.: Mayor Treece announced the members of the Task Force at the press conference on Thursday, who are listed below:
Brent Gardner, Chair
Pat Fowler, Historic Preservation Commission
Nate Brown, Reynolds Journalism Institute
Dr. Eryca Neville, Columbia Public Schools
Dr. Anne Deaton, University of Missouri
Chris Campbell, Boone County History & Culture Center
Tom Mendenhall, Downtown Community Improvement District
Deb Sheals, Downtown Community Improvement District
Amy Schneider, City of Columbia staff liaison
"This Task Force gives us a rare opportunity to look at the last 200 years and create celebrations to give Columbia the recognition it deserves. These celebrations will be community-based and will honor Columbia's unique, diverse history," Treece said in the press release.
"Our community has grown significantly since our founding on the banks of Flat Branch Creek," Treece said. "The bicentennial gives our community the opportunity to come together and preserve our shared history for future generations."
ORIGINAL STORY: City of Columbia's Mayor Brian Treece will announce plans for the future bicentennial celebration.
Treece is expected to to make an announcement about the Mayor's Task Force for the celebration. The task force was created to honor the city's history and commemorate the 100th and 200th anniversaries of the city.
The public is invited to attend the event.
It will be held at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, in the historic lobby of the Daniel Boone Building.
To watch the event live, click here.