Bowling Green Human Rights Commission (BGHRC)


The Bowling Green Human Rights Commission is an agency created by ordinance on August 1, 1966 by the City of Bowling Green. The Commission dedicates itself to opening doors of opportunity, eliminating discrimination, and promoting positive human relations within the community. The overall objective of the commission has been to inform, educate and offer assistance in resolving complaints of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation. The Protected classes include: Race, color, religion, national origin, sex age over forty (40), disability or familial status.


  • To receive, initiate, investigate and seek to conciliate complaints alleging discrimination.
  • To promote mutual understanding, respect and eliminate discrimination among all economic, social, racial, religious, and ethnic groups.
  • To recommend methods for elimination of discrimination, and secure compliance with recommendations.
  • To cooperate with various departments, agencies, and boards of the city and the commonwealth in effectuating these purposes.
  • To enlist the support of civic, labor, religious, professional, educational organization and institutions in community activities and programs that will further these purposes.
  • To organize community committees and councils that will work toward these goals.



26th Annual Women of Achievement Awards

The Bowling Green Human Rights Commission will celebrate it's "26th Annual Women of Achievement Awards" on March 24, 2018 11:00am at Mariah's Restaurant private dining and event hall. During this event, we will recognize women who reside in Bowling Green/Warren County who have made outstanding accomplishments in their field of work or community service. 

The Women of Achievement Awards honorees’ represent many diverse backgrounds, each having made her mark in different fields. The work and influence of these women has made a tremendous impact on the Bowling Green / Warren County community and has paved the way for generations of women to come.

BGHRC will be accepting nominations beginning Jan. 29th - Feb. 16th. Nomination forms may be downloaded from the link below or visiting the BGHRC office located at 491 Double Springs Rd.

26th Annual Women of Achievement Awards: Nomination Form

For more information, please call 270 782-7900.


What Fair Housing Laws Means

Equality is your right. Accept nothing less.

The Bowling Green Human Rights Commission provides fair housing information regarding rights and responsibilities of property mangers, owners, and housing customers under the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. To schedule a fair housing workshop call Chiquita Sparks at (270) 782-7900.

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