Title VI Policy

Title VI/Nondiscrimination Information

Policy Statement 

It is the policy of the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners, under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Section 324 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987; Florida Civil Rights Act of 1991; and related statutes and regulations, that no person shall on the basis of race, color, or national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, income or family status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination or retaliation under any federally or non-federally funded program, service or activity administered by the County or its sub-recipients.


Complaint Procedure

The County does not tolerate discrimination in any of its programs, services or activities; and will not exclude participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, income or family status. The County values diversity and both welcomes and actively seeks input from all interested parties.

Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, income, or family status by the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners may file a discrimination complaint by completing and submitting the County’s Title VI Complaint Form (direct PDF download link). All complaints should be submitted to the County's Risk Manager:

Karen Thomas, Risk Manager
Okaloosa County BCC
302 N. Wilson Street, 3rd Fl.
Crestview, Florida 32536
E-mail: kthomas@myokaloosa.com
Phone: 850-689-5978


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Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator 

The Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners has established the Title VI/ Nondiscrimination Coordinator as: 

Jane Evans, Grants and RESTORE Manager
Office of Management and Budget
1250 N. Eglin Parkway, Ste 102
Shalimar, Florida 32579
E-mail: jevans@myokaloosa.com
Phone: 850-651-7521