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Statement on Resignation of Susan Allan Block

The following statement is attributable to Donna S. Collins, executive director of the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), on the resignation of Susan Allan Block from the OAC board:

"As I shared yesterday, agency staff does not comment on the personal opinions of its sitting board members. However, Susan is no longer on the board, so let me now say this."

"Our agency does not condone or endorse these inflammatory opinions in any way, and we will continue to work in alignment with our shared values of diversity, equity, and inclusivity."

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