Board of Community Relations

City of Kettering Board of Community Relations

Our Purpose:

To promote and encourage the creation and maintenance of an inclusive community by fostering equal opportunities and respect for all persons.

Meets: 3rd Monday Term: 3 years


  • January – Martin Luther King Jr. Writing Contest
  • February – Nina Simone Movie & Discussion
  • April – Fair Housing Recognition
  • June – Live, Work, Play City Block Party
  • July – Trails of Oak Creek / Free Lunch Program
  • August – National Night Out
  • November – Landlord Workshop
  • December – Board Dinner

To read more about how the City of Kettering supports Fair Housing, please link to our Fair Housing page.

The BCR’s launched a new campaign in 2015 called the accessibleKettering business recognition program. This completely voluntary pilot program will allow the City of Kettering to publicly honor local businesses that promote a more inclusive community.
Accessible Kettering Logo: Celebrating excellence in inclusive business practices

Volunteer your business for the pilot program by:

  • pledging to meet & exceed minimum accessibility standards;
  • regularly updating the BCR on efforts to assist the physically challenged;
  • and attending at least 1 “Accessibility Issues” brown bag lunch annually.

What you get:

  • a BCR branded accessibleKettering window decal;
  • additional resources for implementing accessible business practices;
  • and recognition of your business on the City of Kettering website.

Find more details on the program in the accessibleKettering Flyer
To find out more about the accessibleKettering Business Program access our online video at: accesssibleKettering Business Video Link
Download and sign the accessibleKettering Pledge.
And get started making your business more accessible today with our Ten Guidelines for Accessibility.



2017 Contest Winners:
High School Winner: Gwendolyn Peters, Fairmont High School
High School Honorable Mentions: Tyler Juhasz, Fairmont High School; Molly Wimer, Fairmont High School; Cameron Dunaway, Fairmont High School
Junior High Winner: Alice Wagoner, Van Buren Middle School
Junior High Honorable Mentions: Emilia Godale, Van Buren Middle School; Kate Schreel, Van Buren Middle School

Pictured from the Martin Luther King Jr. 2017 Writing Contest Winner Ceremony: Vice- Chair Council Member Rob Scott; Tyler Juhasz, High School Honorable Mention; Alice Wagoner, Middle School Winner; Kate Schreel and Amelia Godale, Middle School Honorable Mentions; Gwendolyn Peters, High School Winner; Molly Wimer, High School Honorable Mention; Amy Schrimpf, Council Member and Board of Community Relations Council Liaison. Not pictured: Cameron Dunaway, High School Honorable Mention.

“In a time of hate, it (is) important for acceptance and love to be noticed. Knowing that someone listened to what I had to say makes me overjoyed. Thank you.” Gwendolyn Peters, 2017 High School Winner


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