First Term, effective October 2020 – June 30, 2025 “Even though I came to the United States equipped with a college degree and fluent in English, I still faced a…
Filling an unexpired term, effective October 1, 2020 – June 30, 2024 "My family and I immigrated from Kenya in 2000. Moving to a place that offered security, great neighborhoods,…
First Term, effective October 2020 – June 30, 2023 “As I walk through the streets of Upper Arlington I see a vibrant, beautiful community, perfectly situated with the resources, affluence…
First Term, effective October 2020 – June 30, 2025 “A core part of who I am is a member of the community. A person can only thrive when you build…
Filling an unexpired term effective October 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 "I grew up outside the U.S. in Sudan and immigrated in the late nineties. I went to dental…
First Term, effective October 2020 – June 30, 2023 “Like so many others, I am tired of the general unrest that communities are facing. I’d like to take action and…
First Term, effective October 2020 – June 30, 2023 “I have always had a vested interest in promoting awareness and promotion of inclusiveness, equality and cohesion in our community [As…
Steve joined the City as City Manager in September 2019. He has lived in UA for over 15 years and is actively involved in various Upper Arlington youth sports programs,…
Emma is the Community Affairs Director for the City, leading the City's communications and community relations programming. Originally from the U.K, she moved to the United States in 1990, and…
Filling an unexpired term, effective October 1, 2020 – June 30, 2024 "Having been heavily involved in the community (UACA President, Board Member and Fourth of July Planning Committee), I…
First Term, effective October 2020 – June 30, 2025 “[As Executive Director for the Ohio State Barber Board] I had contact with many people from all over the world that…
The Community Relations Committee’s purpose is to promote understanding, mutual respect and a sense of belonging among all residents to affirm the value of each individual and foster a culture of shared community. It will work to identify, encourage and facilitate programs and activities that support the following primary goals and objectives:
Welcome | Connect | Belong
Educate | Inform | Enlighten
Gather | Share | Celebrate
To help them in their work, the Committee will welcome and encourage meeting attendance and participation in initiatives from residents and civic entities engaged in diversity, equity and inclusion education and training opportunities, community programs and events.
2023 Meeting Schedule
Community Relations Committee Meetings typically begin at 4 pm and are held in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont Road. New for 2023, CRC working groups will meet separately for the first 30 minutes once a quarter.
- Thursday, January 26: Working Groups meet at 4 pm. CRC meeting begins at 4:30 pm
- Thursday, February 23
- NO MARCH MEETING
- Thursday, April 27: Working Groups meet at 4 pm. CRC meeting begins at 4:30 pm
- Thursday, May 25
- Thursday, June 22
- Thursday, July 27: Working Groups meet at 4 pm. CRC meeting begins at 4:30 pm
- Thursday, August 24
- Thursday, September 28
- Thursday, October 26: Working Groups meet at 4 pm. CRC meeting begins at 4:30 pm
- Thursday, November 16
- NO DECEMBER MEETING
Meeting minutes can be found on our Archives Portal link.
A recording of each meeting is maintained until the Community Relations Committee has approved the meeting minutes.
Community Relations Committee meetings frequently include presentations on topics of relevance to the work of the committee. Visit the Resources Section to view videos and materials from these presentations.