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  • About the DEIB Committee:

    Previously known as the Equality Task Force, the purpose of the DEIB Committee is to help create a rich, intellectual learning environment within the Lancaster and Fairfield County business community.

    The DEIB Committee understands the importance of creating an inclusive environment where ALL entities feel they belong, and encourages the respect of everyone's backgrounds and lived experiences being different and valued. 

    What DEIB Represents:

    • DIVERSITY - The many traits that differentiate individuals and groups from each other, including but not limited to: Age, Ethnicity, Race, Religion, Gender/Gender Identity, Language, Physical Ability, Sexual Orientation, and Veteran Status.
    • EQUITY - Refers to understanding the diverse attributes and needs of individuals and providing them access to the necessary resources needed for success. 
    • INCLUSION - Valuing, respecting, and supporting diverse individuals and perspectives while enabling their full participation within the community. 
    • BELONGING - The emotional feeling that an individual or group feels when their identity, diverse characteristics, and unique needs are seen and accepted by a community or organization, enabling them to feel empowered and authentic. 
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  • Our Mission Statement:

    The Lancaster Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce values and honors all people and all perspectives in the business community. We believe we are better when we embrace diversity and strive to be inclusive of all individuals as we support a prosperous business environment. Our mission is to enhance life in our region by providing value-added programs and services that contribute to our members' success. We support and advocate for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging in the work we do with the businesses in our communities. In accordance with our values, we will encourage diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in our team, our Board of Directors, and with all our community engagement.


    Zulen Adams
    CEO, Z Promotions

    Kim Barlag
    President & CEO, Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce

    Lynda Berge Disser
    Director, City of Lancaster Community Development Department

    Cenell Boch, PhD ABD
    Owner, Wellness With Cenell
    Committee Chair

    Clint Davis
    Executive Director, Lancaster Fairfield Community Action Agency

    Amy Eyman
    CEO, Fairfield County Foundation

    Michael Johnson
    Marketing Director, Fairfield County Heritage Association

    Angela Krile
    CEO, Krile Communications

    Travis Markwood
    President, Lancaster Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce

    Vonnie McDonald
    Owner, Vonnie McDonald State Farm Insurance

    Adam Sedlacko
    Fairfield County Workforce Development Specialist

    Deshawn Toney
    Deputy Director of Economic & Workforce Development, Fairfield County Workforce Center

    Carrie Woody
    CEO, United Way of Fairfield County