Nick will continue to bring an advocate voice to the Toledo City Council!
A native of northwest Ohio, Nick Komives attended high school in Genoa. He went on to work as a community organizer for 15 years before seeking public office. He is the recipient of the Toledo 20 Under 40 Leadership Award, Equality Award from Equality Toledo, named Champion of Equal from the Toledo City Paper, and several other awards and commendations by various civil rights organizations.
As the Executive Director of EqualityToledo, Nick successfully protected the right of a same gender couple denied of their right to marry shortly after it became the law of the land. The city’s MEI Score by the Human Rights Campaign increased from 56 to 103 under his leadership. Nick stood at the forefront in passing the country’s most comprehensive ban on conversion therapy. He also added protections in housing, employment, and public accomodations for transgender folks in Toledo, passed a city policy ensuring healthcare for transgender employees or family members, and unveiled the new Pride Way along Adams Street in Toledo.
Nick now serves as Council Member At Large in Toledo, where he has converted his passion and activism for LGBTQ rights to many progressive causes. He was elected in November 2017 and began his service on January 2, 2018. He has passed measures helping to close the gender pay gap, improve voter accessibility, expand fair and affordable housing, improve the health of Lake Erie, and the creation of a consumer protection board for water quality and affordability.