Community Relations Commission

Martin Luther King Community Celebration: Bringing us Together

Worthington community partners invite you to view the 2021 virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration. The program is being presented virtually with a collection of music, remarks and reflections about King’s legacy from people in the Worthington community.

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a champion of the Civil Rights Movement, members of the Worthington community are coming together to reflect on the meaning of his words and vision—his dream for racial equality—more than 50 years after his death.

The Community Relations Commission coordinates the annual community celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Commission partners with the Worthington Libraries, Worthington Schools, Worthington United Methodist Church, and other community organizations to present this event in January each year.

About the Community Relations Commission

The Community Relations Commission (CRC) works to promote an atmosphere of mutual understanding and cooperation among all members of the Worthington community. The Commission acts in an advisory capacity to Worthington City Council on community issues related to fair and equal treatment for all persons. The CRC annually sponsors the Good Neighbor Award, the Neighborhood Grant Program, and the Martin Luther King Community Celebration and many other programs of community interest. Community members are encouraged to get involved by volunteering with the CRC on one of its working groups focusing on Age-Friendly, Youth, and Racial Justice initiatives. For more information, contact staff liaison Lori Trego by email or by phone at 614-854-7171.

CRC Programs and Initiatives

The Worthington Community Relations Commission created this list of anti-racism resources to help our community understand and learn about race and the latest guidance on how to become an anti-racist.

The Making of Metropolitan Inequality

The Making of Metropolitan Inequality: The Role of Suburbs in Perpetuating Metropolitan Inequality

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Presented by the Worthington Community Relations Commission, The Making of Metropolitan Inequality explores the policies and processes that segregated our society through the lens of the creation of suburban spaces. Speaker Glennon Sweeney, Senior Research Associate at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, focuses on 20th-century development policies, how they were designed to segregate our society, and what policies and processes have been utilized to maintain that segregation over time. This particular talk focuses on Worthington, Ohio and the role that the suburb plays in metropolitan Columbus. Key topics include housing, development, and education policies, neighborhood and school segregation, and the impacts of these policies and processes on our metropolitan opportunity landscape.

This video was recorded from a live presentation on August 22, 2020.

Non-Discrimination Ordinance

City Council approved the Non-Discrimination Ordinance in May 2019. It clarifies that people may not be treated differently in Worthington because of a protected characteristic. The CRC recommended the ordinance to promote tolerance, respect and inclusion in the Worthington Community. See details here 


  • 7:00 pm
  • First Tuesday of each month
  • Worthington Municipal Building
    6550 N. High St.
    Worthington, OH 43085


  • Eddie Pauline, Chair
  • Angela Courtwright Mahaffey, Vice-Chair
  • Nick Linkenhoker  
  • Glennon Sweeney
  • Tom Burns
  • Meg Kane
  • Beth Mirmelstein
  • Maria Ramirez
  • Shawna LaRue Moraille
  • Lori Trego, Staff Liaison

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