Our Mission

To study, promote, and celebrate an inclusive, equitable, diverse and welcoming environment and community for everyone who lives, works, visits, or passes through Oakwood.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the OIC is to foster an inclusive community through education, development of programs and projects, communication initiatives, and regular attention to matters of intra- and intercommunity relations. The OIC is an organization of government, school, and library officials, private citizens, faith, ethnic and cultural leaders, and representatives from the business and media communities in the Oakwood area and beyond. Volunteer officers manage the organization and receive no compensation.


While the OIC will deliver a report annually to the Oakwood City Council, the Oakwood School Board and the Board of the Wright Memorial Public Library, no substantial part of the OIC's activities or reporting shall involve the purpose of influencing, modifying, or suspending city, school or library legislation or policies. The organization shall not participate in, or otherwise intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office or any issue put to vote before the public.