Convention Center Commission
The governing bodies of the City of Columbia, Lexington County, and Richland County, in order to pursue their joint interests in providing a public conference facility, and as authorized by Article VIII, section 13 of the South Carolina Constitution, hereby establish the Convention Center Commission. The Commission shall determine matters of policy relatives to the design of the facility, the selection of architects, engineers, and construction managers and the award of the contract for construction of the facility. The Commission shall be composed of fourteen (14) members to be appointed as follows: three (3) members shall be appointed by the Richland County Council; three (3) members shall be appointed by the Columbia City Council and five (5) members shall be appointed by the nine members so appointed, from a slate to be prepared by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia metropolitan Convention and Visitor' s Bureau. The governing bodies may choose to appoint members for terms of three years in which event initial terms shall be staggered.
Bill Ellen - President & CEO
Convention Center Authority
P.O. Box 15
Columbia, SC 29201
Rick Patel - 60 Old Still Road Columbia, SC 29223 - (803) 988-1400 office - Appointed 12/2009
Amber Martin - 3129 Oakview Road Columbia, SC 29204 - (803) 760-1715 office - Appointed 09/2015