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On behalf of our Commissioners and staff, I welcome you to the

Ohio Civil Rights Commission's website. Our informational video will help

you understand the services offered by the OCRC.

I invite you to contact us if we can be of assistance to you. 

G. Michael Payton, Executive Director 


The Commission's Analysis of Senate Bill No. 349

Letter to Senator Seitz

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 October 2, 2014 

Call for Nominations

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is seeking nominations to the Sixth Annual Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Community leaders and organizations, business leaders, local businesses, government officials, and members of the public are encouraged to participate in this effort by nominating individuals who have served the State of Ohio as key leaders in the furtherance of equality and the creation of a just society.

This program seeks to recognize the significant contributions made by men and women who have dedicated their lives to advancing civil rights, eliminating barriers to equal opportunity, and promoting cultural awareness in their communities in order to create a more just society for everyone. This year's honorees will be recognized at an official ceremony that will take place on October 2, 2014 at the Ohio Statehouse.

An official nomination form must accompany each nomination. Please click here for nomination guidelines and official entry forms.   All nominations must be post-marked no later than July 7, 2014.

 Questions? Call Johncie Kanney at 1-888-278-7101.

 This event is sponsored by founding sponsors Wright State University, Honda of America Mfg., Inc., and sustaining sponsor PNC.