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REACH is the community outreach program of the Racial Harmony and Cultural Awareness Task Force.



REACH Programs


- Mary Sue Rich Diversity Award

These awards are given to those who have distinguished themselves by promoting racial harmony and equity, raising cultural awareness and/or celebrating diversity in the community. Honorees are recognized at the annual Unity Breakfast in Oct. The award is named after City Councilwoman Mary Sue Rich.

- Unity Breakfast

The Unity Breakfast is an invitation-only collaboration of hearts and minds. Community leaders gather to promote unity and acceptance that contributes to cultural harmony.


- Community Conversations

Community Conversations is a series of facilitated lectures that allows us to talk through community issues and achieve cultural harmony.


- Reach Across the Table

Members of our community, with diverse ethnic, religious and political backgrounds, come together to strengthen community relationships, increase awareness of racial and cultural lifestyles and enhance the quality of life for residents in Ocala/Marion County.


The REACH logo cannot be used without the consent of the Task Force. Submit a request to use the logo to Kelli Hart, the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department, Marketing and Promotions Manager at