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Community Relations Commission As a division of the Department of Neighborhoods, the Community Relations Commission is your resource for navigating and understanding City protections against discrimination. The mission of the Community Relations Commission is to help eliminate discrimination and remove the effects of past discrimination within the City of Columbus.

The Commission is currently comprised of 13 community leaders that are reflective of the cultural diversity of Columbus. To advance the mission of the Commission, Commissioners promote the mutual understanding and respect among all communities within our city, listen to and address community issues, and vote to resolve complaints of discrimination.

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Protected Classes

Discrimination and Protected Classes in Columbus Chapter 2331 of the Columbus City Code makes it illegal to discriminate in Columbus based on 12 protected classes.  - learn more

Complaint Investigation

Discrimination Complaint Investigation The Community Relations Commission is authorized to accept, investigate, mediate, or refer for prosecution complaints of discrimination that originate within the City of Columbus. - learn more