Community Conversations

Miami Regionals Office of Diversity and Multicultural Services is a hub for candid, critical conversations, and promoting an inclusive environment where difference is the rule rather than the exception.

Our local community leaders recenly discussed the “new normal” brought on by COVID-19; the powerful protests precipitated by the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd; the long-term effects on the community and possible solutions as we move forward.

This event was co-sponsored by the YWCA Hamilton. 


Panelist Include:

  • Dr. Helane Androne, chair of interdisciplinary and communication studies, Miami Regionals
  • Samy Broyles, executive director, Booker T. Washington Community Center, YMCA Hamilton
  • Craig Bucheit, chief of police, City of Hamilton
  • Pat Moeller, mayor, City of Hamilton
  • Boyce Swift, director of human resources and talent management, YMCA Hamilton
  • Wendy Waters-Connell, CEO/executive director, YWCA Hamilton

Panelist Include:

  • Nicole Condrey, mayor, City of Middletown
  • Rev. Shaquila Mathews, school board member, City of Hamilton
  • Dr. Ronald Scott, vice-president, Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Miami University
  • Mike Smith, mayor, City of Oxford
  • Tarah Trueblood, director, Center for American and World Cultures, Miami University
  • Honorable Tyrone Yates, municipal court judge, Hamilton County