Diversity & Inclusion

Defined by you. Made for us.

Welcome to the Mayor's Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Mayor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is responsible for supporting Mayor Ginther and his Cabinet Leadership Team by advancing efforts to shape Columbus into “America’s Equal Opportunity City”. ODI supports opportunities for every individual, family and community to share in the economic prosperity of Columbus.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan(PDF, 46MB)
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan has been created to encompass the tremendous gains in which each of our departments and small businesses are striving toward making the City of Columbus an inclusive and equitable place to live and work.

Equity Agenda
Opportunity Rising names 21 aspirations that Mayor Andrew J. Ginther has for every Columbus resident. In order to get everyone to a place of opportunity, we’ll need to think, act and invest our resources differently. Equitably.

City of Columbus Diversity and Inclusion Performance Data Dashboard
Columbus Diversity and Inclusion imagery

Workforce Diversity
The Workforce Diversity goal should always be to reflect the diversity of the residents that make up the population of the city of Columbus. As we attract, retain, and develop city employees, we will focus on new and innovative ways to help ensure that diversity is a part of that process.

Contract Compliance Registration
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for ensuring that all contractors, including subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers who desire to be a party to a City of Columbus contract, as defined by Section 3901.01 of the Columbus City Code, must hold a valid contract compliance verification number, and must comply with all provisions of Title 39.

Supplier Diversity
Supplier Diversity City

ODI Events
ODI offers a variety of outreach activities to help businesses navigate the City's purchasing process. ODI also promotes partner events such as online trainings, workshops, and webinars to support business development.


Columbus Director

Jason T. Jenkins

Jason is serving as the Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. In his role, he oversees diversity and inclusion management for the City of Columbus providing strategic oversight and policy guidance on key initiatives to support equity, supplier diversity and workforce diversity.