Commission on the Status of Women
HerStory: Honoring All Women
In honor of Women’s History Month, The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women is accepting nominations to recognize women who have made a significant impact to the Jacksonville community. Download the nomination form (Microsoft Word document)
Ten local women will be selected as finalists, with four women to be featured as honorees on the annual poster celebrating Women’s History Month. They will be recognized during a breakfast program held at the University of North Florida’s Student Center on March 17. This year’s theme is:
If you know of a deserving woman who has made a difference in the community and/or in the lives of others, complete and submit a nomination form. For further information call Alaina Reaves, staff liaison for the MCSW, at (904) 630-1618. Only nominations submitted on the approved forms will be accepted. The nomination deadline is Monday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m.
Within its authority, the Commission shall act to:
Develop a public consciousness of the talents of women, with special emphasis on the utilization of those talents as equal partners in the private, business, governmental and civic community;
Encourage women to become actively involved in matters pertaining to the government and community;
Work toward utilization of capable women in roles of leadership;
Act as a source of information for women including, but not limited to, employment opportunities, education, harassment, and discrimination against women; and
Focus attention on the needs of underserved women and/or women with special needs.
Alaina Reaves, Staff Liaison
117 W. Duval St., Suite 275
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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Fourth Monday of the month
4:30 p.m. at City Hall
(unless otherwise announced)
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