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Join the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council on Thursday, March 17 for the 2022 Annual Meeting. This hybrid in-person / virtual event will gather together Ohio’s Supplier Diversity Community as the Council’s leaders share the strategic goals for the upcoming year.

For the first time, the OMSDC Annual Meeting will be a complimentary, hybrid event available to attendees in-person or virtually. Ohio business owners, community leaders and corporate supply chain professionals are all invited to register. There will be a limited number of in-person spaces available. 

Featuring Breakout Seminars, two Networking Sessions and the Leadership Luncheon, the 2022 Annual Meeting is the best place to CONNECT with peers, LEARN from industry leaders and ADVANCE supplier diversity initiatives!


Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council

Sinclair Community College, West Third Street, Dayton, OH, USA

West Third Street 444
45402 Dayton OH
United States


Jeffrey J. Mims, Jr.

City of Dayton
  • Jeffrey J. Mims, Jr.

    Mayor Jeffrey J. Mims, Jr., joined the Commission in January of 2014 with a distinguished history in public service.

    Mayor Mims was the Third District Representative for the Ohio School Board and is past president of the Dayton Board of Education (2008-11), after retiring from Dayton Public Schools with more than 35 years of service, serving recently served as Director of Government and Community Relations and Compliance. His diverse work within the district included garnering support for equitable funding of Ohio's public schools, and his efforts helped pave the way for Ohio's New School Facilities Program. He was elected President of the Dayton Education Association (DEA) for six consecutive terms (1983-88). As President of the DEA, Mr. Mims negotiated the district's first multi-year contract between the DEA and the Dayton Board of Education.

    For the past 40 years, whether as a teacher, a coach, a community volunteer, or president of the Dayton Education Association, Jeffrey Mims has committed to making the city of Dayton and the Dayton Public Schools strong partners in developing a "Champion City and School District" and improving the quality of life for Dayton citizens through education.

    Mayor Mims earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Art, Art Education and Industrial Technology from Central State University (1973) and a Master of Science degree in Education from Wright State University (1975).

    Additionally, Mayor Mims is a Vietnam veteran, (Air Force Commendation Medal with the 604th Air Commando Squadron), a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the Beautillion Drillmaster Mentor with the Jack and Jill of America, Inc. (37 years), a chef with the Links "Cooking Men" (18 years) and a volunteer with the YMCA Mentors Matter program, the Dayton Youth Golf Academy (he is an avid golfer and has won local championships).

    Mayor Mims is a National Education Association Human Relations Awardee, a Dayton Top Ten African American Male and an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority "Strength and Perseverance" awardee. He has two children, Cory (Monique) and LaDawn (Derrick). Both are proud graduates of Dayton Public Schools and graduates of higher and post-graduate education programs. He also has three grandchildren.

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Abigail W. Kofete

Chair, OMSDC Board of Directors
Black Belt, Operational Excellence - Global Planning & Procurement | Cardinal Health



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