Derek Anderson
Executive Director

Contact Information

1111 East Broad St. 
Suite #302
Columbus, OH 43205
Office : (614) 645-1993
Fax : (614) 645-1862
Hours:  M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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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 Andrew J. Ginther and Community Relations Commission Executive Director Derek Anderson 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.


History of the CRC

History of the CRC Learn about the History of the Columbus Community Relations Commission - learn more

2016 Lunch and Learn

Compassion: What Does it Look Like to You?

The Community Relations Commission would like to invite you to join the 2016 Lunch and Learn Series, "Compassion: What Does it Look Like to You?" 

The Series will be held at 1111 East Broad Street Columbus, OH 43205 on the second Friday of the month (April- July) from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 

Click here to view the most recent Lunch and Learn

2016 Civil Rights Tour2

2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Heritage Tour- March 29- April 2, 2016

The CRC hosts the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Heritage Tour.  


Please click below to see photos and comments from earlier Tours.  

View photos from previous Civil Rights Tours here


Yom Hashoah The Community Relations Commission holds the Holocaust Remembrance each Spring. The 2016 Remembrance Ceremony is May 6 at noon, in City Council Chambers. CTV Video coverage from the 2004 through 2015 observances, including information on each year's guest speaker, is now available at