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.



27th Annual Women of Achievement Awards

The 27th Annual Women of Achievement Awards sponsored by the Bowling Green Human Rights Commission will be held on Saturday March 23rd, 11:00 am at Mariah’s Restaurant Private Dining and Event Hall located at 360 E 8th Ave. Cost of tickets for this event is $40.00.

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. 2nd - Feb. 18th. Nomination forms may be attained online City of BG, BG Human Rights Commission link, and the BGHRC office located at 491 Double Springs Rd., or by fax or email.

27th 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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