Ohio Civil Rights Commission | Columbus Region

Rhodes State Office Tower
30 East Broad St., 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215 
Tel: (614) 466-2785
Fax: (614) 644-8776

Email: graciar@ocrc.state.oh.us
Website: http://www.crc.ohio.gov
Alliance Group: Justice & Civil Rights 
Type: Governmental Agency 
Region: Central 

Mission Statement:
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is the primary educator and enforcer of Ohio's Laws Against Discrimination. We strive to be professional, competent and fair to our clients and all Ohio citizens as we educate the public and investigate claims of discrimination. It is our responsibility to be a strong force in promoting positive human relations among our diverse population. We value employees for commitment, skills and creativity. We provide a work environment based on empowerment, respect for others and honesty. We create a culture where daily learning is valued and opportunities for professional growth and training are provided. We incorporate technological innovations and processes in achieving our mission.

Description of Services:

As the primary enforcer of Ohio's Laws against discrimination, OCRC receives and investigates charges of discrimination in employment, public accomodations, housing, credit and higher education on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry or familial status. As the primary educator of Ohio's Laws against discrimination, OCRC provides education and informational outreach opportunities to citizens statewide. Columbus Regional Office serves Marion, Union, Madison, Ross, Pickaway, Franklin, Delaware,Morrow, Licking, Fairfield, Hocking, Perry, Muskingum, Morgan, Athens, Washington, Noble, Guernsey, Belmont,and Monroe counties. 

OLANet Admin Contact: 
First Name: Aman
Last Name: Mehra
Title: Columbus Regional Director
Phone: (614) 466-2785
Organization President/CEO:
First Name: G. Michael
Last Name: Payton
Phone: (614) 466-2785
Email: michael.payton@civ.ohio.gov

About Us

In Ohio, the most recent data reveals that while the total number of firms increased by 9.8% between 2002 and 2007, Hispanic-owned businesses increased by 37%.