Letter of Transmittal

Ohio Advisory Committee to 
the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Members of the Commission
Mary Frances Berry, Chairperson
Cruz Reynoso, Vice Chairperson
Carl A. Anderson
Christopher F. Edley, Jr.
Yvonne Y. Lee
Elsie M. Meeks
Russell G. Redenbaugh

Ruby G. Moy,
Staff Director

The Ohio Advisory Committee submits this report, Employment Opportunities for Minorities in Montgomery County, Ohio, as part of its responsibility to advise the Commission on civil rights issues within the State. The report was unanimously adopted by the Advisory Committee by a 130 vote.

This report is a summary of a factfinding meeting conducted in Dayton, Ohio, on June 11, 1998, regarding minority employment opportunity in administrative and professional positions in Montgomery County, Ohio. The three largest public employers, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Montgomery County, and the City of Dayton, and private employers with more than 1,000 employees attended the meeting and provided information to the Advisory Committee. In addition, the Advisory Committee also received testimony from the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Labor, and several minority organizations.

The Advisory Committee is indebted to the individual participants for their time and expertise and to the Midwestern Regional Office staff for the preparation of this report. The Advisory Committee trusts the Commission and the public will find the material in this report informative.


Altagracia Ramos, Chairperson
Ohio Advisory Committee