Community Association

Mission Statement For the Columbia Town Center Residential Community Association

To advocate for quality of life, to increase social engagement, and to foster a sense of community and safety for all in our mixed-use neighborhoods.

New Branding and Logo

Our new branding and logo was launched recently and the winning designer is a Howard County resident who used to live in Town Center. He commented on the inspiration for the design:

“I designed the contemporary logo to subtlety showcase the metropolitan and suburban character of the Town Center community of Columbia. The multicolored graphic tree symbolizes the broad and diverse people that live, work, shop, or visit the Town Center. If you closely review the solid and sturdy tree “person,” it’s supporting a foundation that’s holding up the residents and businesses of the Town Center Community Association.”

Strategic Tenets

Our Board-Approved key strategic tenets that guide our mission:

  1. Endeavor to have all members of the Columbia Town Center community be aware of the Association and all the roles it plays; a community resource, event sponsor, advocate, administrative functions, and covenant enforcement.
  2. Advocate, in a non-partisan way, for Town Center community members and their needs with the Columbia Association, Howard County, and the State of Maryland.
  3. Improve diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion of members of the Columbia Town Center community across all socio-economic and demographic categories.
  4. Prioritize affordable housing options as a key priority in the current and future development of Columbia Town Center.
  5. Maintain community safety and related programs as an integral part of the continued development of Columbia Town Center.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

We celebrate diversity and believe it’s a core part of what makes Town Center great and aligns with founder James Rouse’s vision for Columbia. The Town Center Community Association’s mission is to advocate for quality of life, to increase social engagement, and to foster a sense of community and safety for all in our mixed-use community. Our commitment to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion is central to this mission. Welcoming and engaging team members, volunteers, neighbors, partners, businesses, representatives, and guests of different backgrounds is paramount to our continued growth and success as a community.

Community Center

Located in Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, Maryland 21044.

A manor house built in 1811, Historic Oakland was first restored by the Columbia Association in 1989 and extensively renovated in 2004. In addition to being Town Center’s community center, Historic Oakland also provides rental space for meetings and social events, for 4 to 200 people. For six years, Historic Oakland had the honor of being voted “Best Place to Rent for Special Occasions” by the readers of Howard Magazine.

Staff

Phone: 410-730-4744

Meet the Staff
Name Position Email Address
Lyn Locke Village Manager [email protected]
Lori Tracy Facility Manager [email protected]
Kerri Ford Event Coordinator / Covenant Advisor [email protected]
 TBD Facility Coordinator and Sales Associate [email protected]

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Evenings and Saturday: Please call ahead for evening and weekend office hours to make sure the building is open and staff is available to assist you.

Newsletter

The Center Fold, published bi-monthly, is mailed to each residence and includes articles and news of village and general interest. You can view past issues of the Center Fold on the Newsletter page of this website.

Town Center News Flash

If you would like to be emailed the Village Board meeting minutes and receive up-to-the-minute news between Center Folds, join the Town Center News Flash. Click on the “Sign up for our E-Newsletter” button on the top right of this website’s homepage.

Columbia Town Center Village Neighborhoods Map

Town Center Legal Documents

Please note that these are for your reference only. If you are selling your home, you are required to purchase a complete resale packet at the village office. The resale packet contains current copies of the legal documents as well as additional legal documents.

Directions to Historic Oakland

I-95 South to Route 175 West (Columbia), follow 5.3 miles. At second traffic light after crossing over Route 29, turn left at Vantage Point Road, and follow for .3 miles. Turn right at the Historic Oakland sign. 695 South to 70 West: Take Route 29 South to 175 West (Columbia/Town Center) exit 20 B. At second traffic light, turn left at Vantage Point Road, and follow for .3 miles. Turn right at the Historic Oakland sign.
I-95 North to Route 175 West. Follow for 5.3 miles. At second traffic light after crossing over Route 29, turn left at Vantage Point Road, and follow for .3 miles. Turn right at the Historic Oakland sign. Capital Beltway I-495 to Route 29 North: Follow for 14 miles to Route 175 West (20 B). At second traffic light after crossing over Route 29, turn left at Vantage Point Road, and follow for .3 miles. Turn right at the Historic Oakland sign.