A Better Columbus (ABC)

A Better Columbus (ABC)


Nonprofit Organization

About Us

Conceived and launched by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, A Better Columbus (ABC) was incorporated in the State of Texas in December 2021 as a freestanding nonprofit 501(c)3. The mission of ABC is to create a vibrant community, connecting residents, visitors, and businesses to encourage growth while celebrating our heritage.

ABC envisions creating a consortium of sorts, to fund innovative projects, bolster growth and beautification, foster collaborative partnerships, and promote and preserve the diverse culture and traditions of Columbus, to meet the needs of the community stakeholders. Hence the name, A Better Columbus.

In 2021, ABC drafted a proposed historic business district for downtown Columbus, which has since been passed to the Columbus Planning & Zoning Commission for review. Also in 2021, ABC reached out to downtown businesses to inform them of special one-time grants from the City of Columbus, available to help improve the fronts of certain downtown businesses. ABC walked several business owners through the process to help them get those improvements completed.

One of the first projects sanctioned by ABC, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, was the giant color mural downtown on a Spring Street building at the corner of Milam Street, by muralist Tyler Kay. Painting of the “Greetings from Columbus” mural began in January 2022 and was completed in April. The project was the first of many ventures being considered to help improve and promote the city’s charm.

We'd be happy to address your organization or chat with your coworkers to discuss ways we can all work together. Look for aBetterColumbusTx on Facebook, call us at 979-484-7184 or email us at aBetterColumbus@yahoo.com


Gallery Image Mural%20Spring%20Street%2002-15-2022_231122-020514.jpg

Rep/Contact Info

Billy Kahn