Linda Alvarado-Arce, Executive Director
One Government Center
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Phone: 419-245-1565
Fax: 419-245-1471




Working to Build a Better Community!


  • Lilian Briggs, Board Chairperson
  • Cynthia Geronimo, Board Vice-Chairman
  • Joseph Zielinski, Secretary/Recorder & Multifaith Representative
  • Adam Maguire, Nominations Chair
  • Najwa Badawi, Public and Community Relations Chair 
  • Arturo Quintero, Bylaws Chair 
  • Pastor Christopher Rowell, MLK, Jr. Unity Day Celebration Co-Chair 
  • Dr. Zaheer Hasan, Lucas County Emergency Planning Team Liasion 
  • Cynthia Geronimo, Hispanic Affairs Commission Liaison & Welcome Toledo-Lucas County Liaison
  • Kenneth Rupert, Police Community Relations Liaison
  • Keith Jordan, Program Committee Chair


  • Adam Maguire, Labor
  • Linda Meyers, Education
  • Cynthia Geronimo, Neighborhood / Mayoral Appointee
  • Chris Rowell, Religious / Mayoral Appointee
  • Joseph Zielinski, Religious / MultiFaith Council 
  • Arturo Quintero, Mayoral Appointee
  • Kenneth Rupert, Religious / Mayoral Appointee
  • Zaheer Hasan, Middle Eastern / Mayoral Appointee
  • Scott Noonan, Labor
  • Sharon Lapitsky, Religious / Mayoral Appointee
  • Najwa Badawi, Middle Eastern / Mayoral Appointee 
  • Mingyang Liu, Neighborhoods / Asian Community 
  • Jacqueline Rivers, Business
  • Lilian Briggs, LGBTQAAI
  • David Sherman, Neighborhoods
  • Brittany Moore,  Labor

If you would like to contact a Board Member, please call 419-245-1565, City of Toledo, Board of Community Relations.


The Board of Community Relations is an independent organization chartered by the City of Toledo. We exist to promote, empower and support citizens and neighborhoods to create social justice, equal opportunity and a harmonious environment. We intervene in conflicts and disputes by providing investigation, facilitation and mediation services.

The Board of Community Relations seeks to address

Unlawful Discriminatory Practices
Interfering With Civil Rights
Strains On Racial And Cultural Relationships


2016 Brochure - English

2016 Brochure - Spanish

2016 Brochure - Arabic

2016 Brochure - Hebrew