Dayton Human Relations Council


The City of Dayton established the Human Relations Council in May of 1962 to keep peace, order and harmony among the residents and visitors of Dayton, Ohio. The HRC promotes peace, goodwill, harmony and works to ensure equal treatment and opportunity for all.

The HRC’s mission is carried out by a full-time staff, and a ten-member Board of Directors. The HRC enforces civil rights; provides business and technical assistance to minority-owned, woman-owned and small disadvantaged businesses; and administers community relations initiatives that promote and maintain peace, goodwill and harmony; assists in reducing inter-group tensions, and ensures equality of treatment and opportunity to all who live, work, play, and gather in the City of Dayton.

The services and advice of the Council are available to individuals, corporations and organizations in the Greater Dayton area. Call 937-333-1403 or fax 937-222-4589.


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The Human Relations Council is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors appointed by the Dayton City Commission. Board meetings are open to the public and held the first Monday of the month unless the first Monday is a holiday. Learn more about our board members, meeting dates and information on past board meetings.

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Learn more about upcoming events and other important dates. The calendar is updated regularly so visit often.

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Strategic Plan

In 2012, the Human Relations Council participated in a strategic planning process with the Dayton City Commission, the board, staff and community stakeholders. The plan sets the direction of the Council through 2015.

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HRC Sponsorship

The Human Relations Council proudly supports initiatives and events that are designed to promote a culture of fair treatment, inclusion and equal access to opportunities. We believe in helping support organizations to improve the quality of life for Dayton residents. Find out how we can help support your event.

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Get Involved

The more residents that get involved in their community, the better the City of Dayton will be.
The Human Relations Council offers opportunities for individuals and organizations to
make an impact and promote equality and harmony in Dayton, Ohio.

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