Five Points Association announces addition of Meredith Covert as new assistant director

June 21, 2023

The Five Points Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Meredith Covert as new assistant director. Meredith will be responsible for merchant relation assistance, while also focusing on district-wide marketing and events.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Meredith majored in hospitality management and minored in event management and has joined the association in this full-time position after completing an internship with the Five Points Association during her final semester. “I am so excited to become a part of the neighborhood. There are so many special things happening here in Five Points, and I am so happy to get to be a part of all of them,” says Covert.

“Meredith brought incredible energy and received the best training possible while interning with the association this past spring,” said Heather McDonald, Executive Director. “She quickly became an integral part of our team during St. Pat’s in Five Points, and I could not be more excited she has chosen to join us full time in this new role.”


About Five Points

As the sole advocate for the district’s businesses, the Five Points Association strives to guide development and improvements that will enhance the vitality of Five Points. The FPA also works diligently to promote Five Points to Columbia and beyond while cultivating inclusivity internally as a neighborhood. Evident by over 100 years of history, viability and recognition as an iconic destination, the success of Five Points would not be possible without the reciprocating support between the neighboring businesses and residents, supporting staff, partners and companionship of the City of Columbia and Richland County.

While fostering these relationships, supporting the businesses, and continuously showcasing Five Points and its treasures, the Five Points Association and its Board of Directors continue the beautification, collaboration, and development efforts to empower growth, upholding the historic legacy of Columbia’s original village neighborhood. For over forty years, the Five Points Association has led remarkable endeavors and continues the legacy of priceless accomplishments.

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