Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula Re-Elected!

Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula won her 2022 campaign and was re-elected for another term.

Columbia Heights, thank you for making your voice heard and voting. I am honored that you have elected me to continue serving as your Mayor. Since I took office just last year, you have seen me working for you, listening to you, and representing you at city hall. Elections are never easy, and this victory … Read more

Renters Deserve Dignified Housing

Columbia Heights Renters Deserve Dignified Housing

I believe that every member of our community deserves to live in safe and dignified homes. I also believe that renters are a vital part of our community who deserve to be heard and cared for. This specifically applies to the 21 families in Columbia Heights who are currently living in rental properties owned by … Read more

Skin Color and Equity in City Policy

Amáda Márquez Simula for Mayor - Skin Color and Equity in City Policy

Did you know the city of Columbia Heights, MN does not have an equity policy? This means there is nothing to stop your city government from all having the same skin color or the same gender. It means the people who steer and direct the city do not need to represent the diverse ethnic backgrounds … Read more

Community Safety in Columbia Heights

Amáda Márquez Simula for Mayor of Columbia Heights

The last three weeks have been filled with sorrow for the family of George Floyd and our black community. There have also been feelings of frustration, rage, and hopelessness with the criminal justice system and how the police do their jobs. With his funeral last week we were given the chance to say our final … Read more

COVID-19 Help


Fallout from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact everyone, some of us more than others. My leadership connects the right people to solve specific problems, and coronavirus hardships are no different. I recommend the following resources as starting points. Minnesota COVID-19 Immigrant Families Fund A joint GoFundMe project between several immigrant and faith … Read more