Culture & Diversity Citizen Action Commission

Regular Meetings

Agendas, Packets & Minutes

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MEMBERS

Member NamesTerm Expires
Frederick AikensDecember 31, 2022
Mia HonakerDecember 31, 2023
Jean NewbyDecember 31, 2022
Tara PurvisDecember 31, 2022
Estephon RamirezDecember 31, 2021
Arrick RichardsonDecember 31, 2021
Eric StephensDecember 31, 2023
Yolanda Stephens, ChairDecember 31, 2023
Rhonda Sumlin, Vice ChairDecember 31, 2023


Overview

The Culture and Diversity Citizen Action Commission was established to act in an advisory capacity to City Council and the City Manager to promote equal opportunity and the full exercise of civil rights for all persons without discrimination because of race, ethnicity, color or national origin to combat discrimination, racism and other biases through education, mediation, policy, legislation, and complaint review/resolution.  

The Culture and Diversity Citizen Action Commission will make recommendations to the City Council and the City Manager that minimize the effects of civil rights conflicts and promote an appreciation of diversity within the City.  To meet these goals, the Culture and Diversity Citizen Action Commission shall provide a variety of services, education and cultural programs that promote global thinking, encourage civil and human rights awareness, and reflect the rich diversity found in the City.  Services and programs may include diversity and inclusion training, topical forums, voter education and registration, and community celebration.  The Culture and Diversity Citizen Action Commission may also serve as a review/advisory panel for investigations and complaint resolution for bias-based issues brought about within the community or City government.  

The Culture and Diversity Citizen Action Commission will consist of no fewer than three (3) and no more than nine (9) voting members appointed by City Council.  The members of the Culture and Diversity Citizen Action Commission will be balanced to reflect the culture and diversity of the community as well as being able to provide in-depth knowledge of community issues that create discrimination and the ability to address and resolve them.  Additional ex officio members may be appointed by either the City Council or by the established Commission as needed.  For ex officio members, residency in the City is not a requirement; however, in considering such appointment, the individual’s residence or business/organizational ties to the community or expertise will be taken into consideration.  Members shall serve without any compensation.  The members of the Culture and Diversity Citizen Action Commission will be appointed to staggered three-year terms.

Events

Community Dialogue

Why Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis Matters
Wednesday, October 13
6:30 PM -8:30 PM
Huber Heights Community Center
4301 Powell Rd.
Huber Heights, OH 45424


Multi-Cultural Festival - Rescheduled

June 25, 2022