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Welcome to The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Mission

The Franklin County Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) is committed to the journey of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) work by engaging everyone at all levels in the organization in design and implementation of DE&I within BOC agencies. Through collaborative efforts we are also committed to improve and enhance the competitive and non-competitive bid process within Franklin County in order to provide Small and Emerging Business Enterprises Program.

Our Vision, Our Why

  • Dismantle internal and external systems of oppression
  • Advocate of changes in policy, processes, and practices
  • Address racial economic inequality to advance wealth equity and prosperity
  • Enhance contracting opportunities for small and minority-owned businesses
  • Create a workforce representative of the community we serve
  • Promote fair treatment in hiring, promotion, performance evaluation, and correction action
  • Cultivate an environment of dignity, respect, and belonging
  • Develop ongoing education and training on implicit bias, anti-racism and cultural intelligence


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