We are an educational, advocacy, and compliance agency.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion facilitates economic growth and development of businesses by and for members of underrepresented populations; addresses and reduces the complaints filed regarding harassment and discrimination on the basis of protected class status; and ensures access to facilities and programs owned and operated by the city for people with disabilities.

The Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was originally created in July 1988 as the Office of Affirmative Action/Contract Compliance to administer the City of Toledo's Affirmative Action and Contract Compliance Programs. On July 19, 2022, the name was changed to the Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This department operates under the jurisdiction of the Mayor.


Contract and Compliance

Assists small businesses with scaling, certification, and referrals for assistance; oversees compliance with prevailing wage requirements.

Learn more


Oversees ADA compliance and provides training.


Investigates Title VI and VII complaints and provides staff training.

Learn more

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

One Government Center
Suite 1900
Toledo, Ohio 43604

phone 419-245-1198
fax 419-245-1058