In 1990, the Columbus Community Relations Commission was established to help bring civic leaders, business leaders, citizens and elected officials together on issues of ethnic, racial and cultural diversity. Mayor Michael B. Coleman and Community Relations Commission Executive Director Napoleon A. Bell II are committed to opening the doors and neighborhoods of Columbus to every family. Through the work of the Community Relations Commission our vision of Building a Community For All can be a reality.
Bringing the Courthouse to the Community
Join Councilmember Eileen Paley and CRC Executive Director Napolean Bell September 10, 2015 from 6:00pm - 7:30 pm at the Marion Franklin Recreation Center. Resources will be available to help citizens understand the court process, enhance communications, share resources, and to “build a community for all."
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2015 Neighborhood Best Practices
The 2015 Neighborhood Best Practices-
When: October 3, 2015
Where: Downtown High School
The Community Relations Commission holds the Holocaust Remembrance each Spring. CTV Video coverage from the 2004 through 2014 observances, including information on each year's guest speaker, is now available at www.columbus.gov/holocaustmemorial.
2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration is organized by the Community Relations Commission to celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. Please join us in the Celebration.
Announcements coming soon!
Director Bell (pictured left) Attended the 2014 International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA). The annual conference provides information and strategies to assist human and civil rights agencies execute their duties and responsibilities. Pictured in the middle Marty Castro appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights in January of 2011 and is the current Chairperson making him the agency’s eighth Chair since the formation of the Commission , and the first Latino Chairperson in the history of the USCCR. Pictured to the right is Director James L. Stowe of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights and former Director of the Columbus Community Relations Commission.