Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Ohio Valley Goodwill Welcomes Representative Bill Seitz for Tour and Visit!

Ohio Valley Goodwill was pleased to welcome State Representative Bill Seitz to the organization’s corporate headquarters on Thursday, August 24th for a tour and discussion related to the organization’s 107 year old mission of service. Representative Seitz serves the citizens of the 30th House district which includes western Hamilton County. Goodwill offers a Vocational Training Center in the community of Westwood as well as several retail stores and donation centers in the Representative’s district.

Mark Hiemstra, CEO with Rep Bill Seitz

Tour of Ohio Valley Goodwill’s Employment and Training Center

The Representative was provided with an extensive tour of Goodwill’s programs and services for individuals with disabilities, our nation’s veterans and others experiencing challenges to employment. As noted on his website, “throughout his legislative career, Representative Seitz has been at the forefront of criminal and civil justice issues, leading the effort to reform Ohio’s criminal sentencing laws and eliminate the barriers to employment many nonviolent offenders face following their release from prison.”

The legislator was also interested in the opportunities for community inclusion offered through the Center for Advocacy, Recreation and Education (CARE) program which is designed to provide enrichment options for individuals with Developmental Disabilities served in partnership with County Boards of DD. Given his longtime focus on employment opportunities, the Representative was eager to learn more about Goodwill’s comprehensive Employment Services including Summer Youth opportunities. Additionally, the Representative was happy to learn more about the many services that Goodwill offers to our nation’s veterans and others challenged with homelessness.

Goodwill Team with Rep Bill Seitz

Collaborative Relationship to benefit Ohio Citizens

Following the tour, Representative Seitz met with the Ohio Valley Goodwill team led by President and CEO, Mark Hiemstra, to discuss Goodwill’s mission and interest in expanding service options in the Greater Cincinnati community in the future. In particular, the Representative is particularly interested in Criminal Justice reform and re-entry programs for individuals involved with the Justice system.

Ohio Valley Goodwill is grateful to State Representative Bill Seitz for making the time to visit Ohio Valley Goodwill and learn more about the organization’s critical services for people with disabilities and our nation’s veterans. Goodwill looks forward to working collaboratively with the Representative in the future on service options to benefit all of the citizens of Greater Cincinnati facing barriers to employment.

See all photos of the tour.