Mayor | Columbia, South Carolina 

Mayor Steve K. Benjamin

Since being elected mayor in a record turnout election in April 2010, Mayor Steve Benjamin has made it his mission to create in Columbia the most talented, educated and entrepreneurial city in America. In addition to serving as Mayor of Columbia, Mayor Benjamin also served as the 2018-2019 President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and as Chairman for Municipal Bonds for America, Member of the Federal Communications Commission’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, Member of the Accelerator for America Advisory Council and Co-Chair of the Mayors for 100% Clean Energy campaign.

A Few Quick Facts About Mayor Steve Benjamin:

First elected in April 2010

  • 2018-2019 President of the US Conference of Mayors
  • Co-chaired with Pete Buttigieg the Pandemic Resilience Working Group for America’s Mayors. Sponsored by the COVID19 Study Group at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University
  • Currently serves as National Chair of the Mayors for Masks public safety initiative for USCM
  • Executive Chairman of Municipal Bonds for America
  • Member of the Federal Communications Commission’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee
  • Founder, USCM/NYU Mayors Leadership Institute on Smart Cities
  • Partnership Co-Chair of The Brookings Institution’s New Infrastructure Partnership
  • Co-chair of the Mayors for 100% Clean Energy campaign                                                                     
  • Former African-American Mayors Association President (2015-2016)
  • Founder, African Americans Mayors Association Technology Summit