Human Relations Commission

The Commission consists of eleven members with three year terms. Bowling Green State University and Bowling Green High School are also represented on the Board with student members serving one-year terms.

The Human Relations Commission meets on the first Friday of each month at 8 am in the Council Chamber, 304 North Church Street.  Commission does not typically meet in July & August.  Call the Mayor’s Office at 419-354-6204 to confirm meeting schedule.  You may email the HRC at .

The human relations commission promotes equality for and understanding among all people of the community and provides mediation through conferences and conciliation.

The City of Bowling Green’s Human Relations Commission wants to help us help each other in this challenging time.


Community Reads

The Human Relations Commission invites you to join in our Community Reads:  So You Want To Talk About Race, By Ijeoma Oluo.  This is an opportunity for all members of the BG Community to engage in compelling literature that invites empathetic learning and meaningful, constructive dialogue about racism and how to deal with racial injustices and biases.

The book discussion will occur over three sessions:  November 9, December 7, and January 11, with one section of the book discussed at each session.  To accommodate busy schedules, a variety meeting times are offered.  Registration is required at  or by calling the Wood County District Public Library at 419 352-5050.


COVID-19 :
Are you a healthy person who wants to help?

Print this card and drop it to a few of your neighbors. Or, post it on a neighborhood social media page.

Running errands, taking out trash cans, even just a friendly text or call can help!  We are all neighbors. We can help each other. We are all in this together.

COVID-19: Help A Neighbor


Drum Major Award Nomination Form

Drum Major Award – Recipient List

Honor Roll Award Nomination Form

Honor Roll Award – Recipient List

Application for Sponsorship


The City of Bowling Green and the Bowling Green Human Relations Commission are committed to ensuring that Bowling Green remains a safe and inclusive community.  As part of these efforts, Bowling Green has taken a proactive stance on enacting laws that protect against discrimination (Chapter 39 of the Bowling Green Codified Ordinances) as well as passing resolutions condemning violence, hate speech and proclaiming our community as safe and welcoming for all.  On April 3, 2017 the City of Bowling Green City Council passed Resolution 3662, proclaiming the City as a “welcoming and safe community for immigrants”.  Later in the year, immigrant residents of Bowling Green translated the resolution to their native languages. These translations are posted on this page. HRC wants to make this an ongoing project! If you are an immigrant resident of the City and wish to translate this to another language, we will be glad to have you contribute to this project!  Please contact us .


Chapter 39 – Bowling Green Codified Ordinances

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Welcome BG Task Force Report


Welcome BG Appendix


Resolution 3655


Resolution 3662


Translated Versions of Resolution 3662








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