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This week Intersection features a chat with Columbia Mayor Brian Treece about the future of Columbia.

Mayor Treece was elected in 2016, and is currently seeking a second term. He's facing a challenge from long-time Missouri politician Chris Kelly. Voters get to decide on that in April, and we’ll have future conversations focused on that race. 

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The City of Columbia has named Lt. Geoff Jones as interim police chief, beginning Sunday, Feb. 3.

 

Jones joined the Department in 1998, and his first involvement with the department came as a Columbia Public Schools teenager when he volunteered as a cadet, according to a city press release.

 

Today’s announcement comes a few weeks after the resignation of former Columbia police chief Ken Burton, whose tenure was roiled by controversies surrounding the Department’s implementation of a city-wide community policing strategy.