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Alum Creek CSM Marcia Fisher recently attended the 2014 Inaugural AAMVA Leadership Academy. Marcia had the following to say about her experience:

"This experience has helped me to build upon my professional strengths as well as increase my efficiencies in weaker areas. I was able to learn and interact with the best. The interaction with Anne Ferro (President & CEO AAMVA) and Mark Lowe (AAMVA Chair of the board & Director, Iowa Motor Vehicle Division) was truly one of the highlights of the week. Their wisdom and knowledge was invaluable. I cannot say enough about what an absolutely incredible experience this was and one that I will treasure for the rest of my life. In fact, it changed my life."
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Kim Oxender received the BMV's first "What's On Your Plate" award in December 2013. She was selected from 30 submissions for her powerful story. Kim chose the Donate Life plate with her son Kaleb's nickname on it "KBOB." Kaleb was killed in an auto accident in June 2013. Kaleb was an organ donor, and the same day he died, someone received Kaleb's eyes, making it possible to see for the very first time! Someone else received one of Kaleb's heart valves and the family recently received a letter from a pro football player, thanking them for Kaleb's gift of donation, because he needed a tissue transplant of his knee and he received Kaleb's. Now, Kaleb's story is featured on Donate Life'’s posters!
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Tell us about your personalized license plate! E-mail us a photo of you with your plate at and tell us how you chose your plate's message. Plates must be current and valid. Winners selected quarterly.
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As this quarter's "What's on Your Plate?" winner, Richard Gainey will receive a decorative license plate with the personalization of his choice.

"Santa" Richard is a professor of multimedia journalism at Ohio Northern University in Ada. He is past president of the Buckeye Santas, and he makes numerous visits over the Christmas holidays.

Tell us about your personalized license plate! E-mail us a photo of you with your plate and tell us how you chose your plate's message. Plates must be current and valid. Winners selected quarterly.

Next of Kin logo Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin (NOK)

Adds emergency contact information to your driving record, for law enforcement purposes only, in the event one of your family members would need to be contacted regarding an emergency situation.
You can now allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency medical treatment, if you are ever involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.

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Download commonly requested BMV forms. Available in (PDF) format.

 
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Browse BMV facts and figures all the way back to 2006.

 
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Retrieve Ohio Crash Reports.

 
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Ohio photo ID cards for children will assist authorities in the event that a child is reported missing.

 
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The opportunity to impact lives starts with a personal commitment to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.

 
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OPLATES.com allows you to renew one or more vehicles and/or select and purchase specialty plates in minutes.