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The City of Upper Arlington’s Community Relations Committee (CRC) was created by City Council in 2020 to support Upper Arlington as a welcoming community and to promote understanding, mutual respect and a sense of belonging among all residents.

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hUmAn Connection Festival

6-8 pm, Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Upper Arlington High School Upper Arlington Schools invites the community to be part of the 2024 hUmAn Connection Festival on the evening of Wednesday, March 6. Explore an exhibit gallery of the many community and school groups that are working to celebrate and advance culture, inclusion and understanding in our community, then enjoy an…

UA Welcome Series

The CRC's 2024 UA Welcome Series is shaping up to be filled with opportunities for new and newer residents to connect and learn more about your hometown of choice. Below are highlights of the events planned so far: UA Schools New Families Event January 16 | UA High School This first time event included information sharing on spring/summer camps and…

UA Quest
Join the UA Historical Society’s Team Scavenger Hunt – UA Quest

Register Now Through March 1 Quest Dates: March 2-10 The Upper Arlington Historical Society invites residents to get in on the fun of their annual scavenger hunt with a history twist – UA Quest – which runs March 2-10. UA Quest encourages teams of up to six people to explore what you already know about UA, and to Google what…

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2024 Community Relations Innovation Grant Program Recipients Announced

The Community Relations Innovation Small Grant Program was established in 2022 to support community-based, innovative approaches to fulfilling the Community Relation Committee’s (CRC) Purpose, Mission and Vision. That year, two grants were awarded – to Rainbow UA for their UA Pride event, and to the Upper Arlington Schools for their Longest Table community discussion. The 2023 grant program expanded in…

2024 Observances Calendar

The City's Community Relations Committee has developed a calendar for 2024 that details notable national and religious holidays and observances as a useful reference tool for the community when planning special events or public meetings. Check out the Resources Section of the CRC website to view the calendar.  

CRC Statement on Middle East Situation

October 2023 The following statement was approved by the Community Relations Committee at its October 26, 2023 Meeting: In the face of escalating violence and horrific loss of human life in the Middle East, the Community Relations Committee of Upper Arlington stands in solidarity with community members impacted by these tragic events. Situations like this only bring additional suffering and…


The CRC has focused its work around three core areas of focus


The CRC advises the City on how it can better incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion into all elements of city operations. The CRC has already helped guide the City in modifications that we have made to our hiring and purchasing processes. Additionally, the CRC has helped UA Police work on new ways to communicate with the community about policing in our community.


The CRC is working to find ways to bring together community organizations and individuals together to support the diverse communities already in Upper Arlington and raise their profile in the community. The CRC helped guide the City’s participation in Black History Month and our work with Upper Arlington Public Library and UA Schools on commemorations of other cultural events.


The CRC works with the City to explore ways to encourage more people and businesses from underrepresented groups to become part of the Upper Arlington community. The CRC and the City are exploring ways to better understand how to welcome new communities to UA and tell our story.


If you are curious about Upper Arlington – maybe you’re even considering moving here – we’d love to know what questions you have, what attributes you are looking for in a community and what resources you’d like us to connect you to. Please complete the email form below using the subject line “Considering UA.”


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