OCRC selects Latina for Columbus office
January 8, 2010: The Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) has announced the selection of Marcy Valenzuela as the Regional Director of the OCRC’s Columbus Regional Office. Ms. Valenzuela has been a employee of the Commission beginning in January 2006 as both a Civil Rights Investigator and Supervisor. She takes on the position after the retirement of previous OCRC leader, Beleta Ebron, who served as Regional Director for more than fifteen years and as an employee with the agency for nearly thirty years in total.
Upon her appointment, Ms. Valenzuela stated: “I am excited about this new role with the Commission and look forward to working with the staff to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities that come with it. I look forward to engaging with the Columbus community to learn about the particular challenges that they are currently facing and working diligently to address their needs.”
Valenzuela is a native of Holmes County, Ohio and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Studies from Kent State University. She earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron and is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Ohio. Valenzuela is married with three children.