Become a Commissioner

Commissioners serving on the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood come from all three branches of government, state agencies and the public. Five commissioners are citizens appointed by the Governor because of their extensive experience in issues related to fatherhood.

Commissioners are required to attend commission meetings, which are held four to five times a year in Columbus, Ohio. They also are required to complete annual ethics training. Although commissioners serve without compensation, they are reimbursed for their mileage and parking expenses incurred to attend commission meetings. The commissioners act as an advisory board to the Executive Director.

If you would like to be considered for appointment as a public member of the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood, please submit a resume and completed application to the Governor's office.

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Upcoming Events

The Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. It will be a Virtual Microsoft Teams Meeting..

Please click here to join the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood Meeting for Thursday, September 10, 2020 Commissioners’ Meeting.

2020 Commission Meeting Dates:  Feb.13,  July 9, Sept. 10, and Nov. 12.  

If you would like to attend a commission meeting, please contact Terri Simons at 614-752-0182.  Click the highlighted text to learn more about the commission meetings
Want to know more about the OCF Commission Meetings? Click on the highlighted text to learn more. Please e-mail Terri.Simons@jfs.ohio.gov if you have any questions.

Free Curriculum Training:  The Free Love Notes 3.0 Curriculum Training (Virtual 5 half-day trainings) scheduled for August 17-21 is full.