Diversity & Empowerment Council

The Ohio Secretary of State's Diversity and Empowerment Council is a bridge between the Ohio Secretary of State and Ohio's minority communities – to strengthen relationships and promote engagement. By increasing confidence in voting, entrepreneurship, and our state government, we will become better leaders, better listeners, and build a better Ohio.

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose believes Ohio is stronger when every citizen is heard at the ballot box. Additionally, starting a business is the American dream that can create generational wealth and lift people up to a better life. Secretary LaRose is committed to working hand-in-hand with members of the council and other leaders to better understand and identify barriers to voting and entrepreneurial success while building engagement strategies and solutions that increase civic participation among minority communities.