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.


NAIC Board of Commissioners is Now Complete

The Board of Commissioners is now compete with four remaining seats filled on Sept 7, 2018. 

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October 18, 2018 - Meeting Announcement

October's meeting will be held on October 18, 2018 in Columbus.

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October 6, 2018 - Cleveland Listening Event

A listening event is scheduled in Cleveland on October 6th from noon until 2:00 pm.

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Cincinnati Listening Tour

The Cincinnati Listening Tour is September 15th from noon to 2pm at Union Hall.

Coming Soon in September

Listening tours coming to Cincinnati and Cleveland in September. 

NAIC met in Columbus on June 23rd

The African Immigrants Commission held a Meet, Greet & Listen on June 23rd to listen to the Greater Columbus Area stakeholders. The event was well attended and salient issues raised and discussed. Minutes are included here.

NAIC Sponsored Testimony for HB 624 (NAIC Grants and Gift Fund)

HB 624 [NAIC Funding was introduced by Rep. Bernadine Kent and was heard in State and Local Government Committee (Chairwoman Marlene Anielski). NAIC Chairwoman Rosaire Ifedi and Commissioner Ibrahima Sow offered testimonies on June 13, 2018 in support of the bill which is to create an account with the State Treasurer’s Office, to make functional parts of ORC 4112.31.

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
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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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