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  Volume 3 Issue 2                                                                                                                                             March 2012                                                                                                                 
In This OCF Issue
Leadership Change
Engaging Fathers Through New Child Support Laws
How Can I Become a Commissioner?
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Welcome to the
 Ohio Commission on Fatherhood 


Greetings from the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF). This e-newsletter keeps the community informed about the Commission's efforts to help fathers become better parents, partners and providers.  


Please check our website at www.fatherhood.ohio.gov for information about what's happening around the state to strengthen fatherhood.

OCF Change in Leadership

There has been a change in leadership at the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood (OCF). Tracy Robinson served as the Executive Director of the commission from September 2008 until January 2012.  We greatly appreciate the service and leadership Mr. Robinson provided. Until the Governor's Office  appoints the new permanent Executive Director, Kimberly Dent has been named as the Interim Executive Director. 


Ms. Dent brings more than 14 years of child support program experience and has served as a commissioner on the OCF for the past two years.  Under Ms. Dent's guidance,  the commission staff continues its work of promoting responsible fatherhood and building stronger families.

Engaging Fathers Through Changes in
    Ohio Child Support Laws      
Ohio's Office of Child Support, in collaboration with various fatherhood programs, has recognized the need to make it easier for child support obligors to more effectively provide for the well-being of their children. Ohio's child support program continues to partner with fatherhood programs across the state in identifying barriers to successful father-child relationships and has worked with stakeholders and legislators to promote important changes in the child support program. More >>   
How Can I Become a Commissioner?


Commissioners serving on the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood come from all three branches of government and the private sector. 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 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.  Governor's website