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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, Former Executive Director
After 35 years of public service and 18 years working devotedly as the Executive Director for OCRC, G. Michael Payton retired on December 31, 2019. Chief Legal Counsel Stephanie Bostos Demers has assumed the role of Acting Executive Director until a new Executive Director is appointed.
November 13, 2019 - OCRC Presented at EEOC Training Seminar
The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hosted a training seminar on Wednesday, November 13 featuring presentations from several OCRC staff.
October 10, 2019 - Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame
OCRC and sponsors welcomed the 2019 Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame inductees at the 11th annual induction ceremony. Thomas Jefferson Ferguson, Mary Hackney, Dr. Jack Hansan, Jerrie Mock, Burt Silverman, and Stanley Tolliver were inducted. For more information, click here.
September 26, 2019 - Dr. Carolyn Peters interviewed for OOD Podcast
OCRC Commissioner and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disability (OOD) Council Chair, Dr. Carolyn Peters, was interviewed about her personal journey and how she became involved with OOD. Click here to access the podcast.
August 21, 2019 - OCRC Visits Mid-Ohio Foodbank
To celebrate the conclusion of the state's annual Operation Feed food drive, staff from OCRC's Central and Columbus Regional Offices toured the Mid-Ohio Foodbank distribution center, offices, and food pantry.
July 29, 2019 - OCRC Turns 60!
Staff from OCRC's Central and Columbus Regional Offices celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the agency. The Ohio Civil Rights Act of 1959 was signed into law on July 29, 1959 by Governor Michael V. DiSalle. Here's to many more years of civil rights enforcement!