About the Commission

The 11-member New African Immigrants Commission advocates for the development and implementation of policies and programs to address the needs of the state's sub-Saharan African population. The Commission gathers and disseminates information regarding problems and programs concerning sub-Saharan African people; performs specific duties as listed in the law; including the creation of an interagency council to provide and coordinate the exchange of information relative to the needs of sub-Saharan African people and promote the delivery of state services to such people. The Commission was created by Sub. H.B. 500 of the 127th General Assembly of Ohio.


Coming Soon in May

In May there will be a listening event in Columbus, Ohio to bring together community leaders, stakeholders, state agencies, NAIC Standing Committee members, and Sub-Saharan Africans in Central Ohio. 

NAIC met in Dayton on April 19th

The African Immigrants Commission meeting April 19th offered an opportunity for
Commissioners to listen to stakeholders in Dayton, Ohio. As the first of its statewide
listening tours ...



Welcome to the website of the New African Immigrants Commission (NAIC).


Governor Kasich Appoints New Commission Members

Governor appoints six to New African Immigrants Commission

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