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.