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.



25th Annual Women of Achievement Awards

The Bowling Green Human Rights Commission will celebrate it's "25th Annual Women of Achievement Awards" on March 25, 2017 11:00am at Mariah's Restaurant dining and event area.

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. BGHRC is current taking nominations for Honorees' (see nomination form below). The deadline for submissions is Feb. 24, 2017, 5:00PM.

Tickets may be purchased at the Bowling Green Human Rights Commission office located at 491 Double Springs Rd. for the cost of $35.00 each. Please call (270) 782-7900 for tickets or table reservations for the luncheon.

Nomination form can be downloaded at the following link: 25th Annual Women of Achievement Awards: Nomination Form.


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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