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Published on January 30th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Sam Davis, Columbia City Council, Speaks at NCBA Meeting

Pictured above from left: Marilyn Hemingway, NCBA, Sam Davis, Columbia City Council and Alaine Dukes, Security Federal Bank. Photo by Calvin Reese, Millennium Magazine.

Columbia City Council member Sam Davis updated members and guests of the North Columbia Business Association at the January 29 Coffee Talk regarding the infrastructure investment, available community development grants and new businesses entering the North Columbia community. Coffee Talk is North Columbia’s premiere, weekly networking event.

City Councilman Sam Davis is the Chief Executive Officer of BEKOTU and Associates, Inc. LLC.

Davis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Management/Administration from Webster University. He has also completed additional studies in Public Administration at the University of South Carolina. Davis is also a graduate of the Leadership South Carolina Program.

His professional and civic affiliations have included the Board of Directors of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Inc., past secretary and president of the South Carolina Association of Minorities for Public Administration, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Federation Center of the Blind, the College Place Neighborhood Association, Lorick Park Citizens Advisory Committee, and a parent advisor for the local Pop Warner Little League Football team.

His district is in the midst of revitalization, which includes streetscaping projects along North Main Street as well as new business development at the North Main Plaza. Davis also spearheaded the Belmont Residential Initiative; a project which is the result of a partnership between the City of Columbia, the Eau Claire Development Corporation and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funds were obtained for a singlefamily home reconstruction project to provide over twenty five houses for very low and moderate income families.

The North Columbia Master Plan is another venture that Davis is overseeing in District I. A significant catalyst project is the result of a partnership between the City of Columbia, Eau Claire Development Corporation and Columbia College. The Lofts at College Place, a development project located off of North Main Street and Columbia College Drive, is a commercial retail development targeted towards students in the area.

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