Commission on the Status of Women

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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.

Upcoming Events

flyer for the mental wellness courageous conversations seriesMental Wellness Courageous Conversation Series

Urban League
1601 North Main Street 
Located in the Wells Fargo Building

November 14, 2019
4:30  – 6:00 p.m.

Mental Wellness Professionals are invited to join us on a journey on data gathering and resource sharing to help us provide information to Mayor Lenny Curry on the status of women and mental wellness resources in Jacksonville. This will be the first informational meeting of a series of quarterly meetings.

RSVP to Demika Jackson at



December 9, 2019*
(*November and December meetings have been combined)

Meetings are regularly scheduled the fourth Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.
Ed Ball Building, 214 North Hogan Street, 7th Floor, Room 721
Jacksonville, FL 32202

All meetings are open to the public. Comments are welcome.

Download the MCSW-2019-Calendar for a full list of upcoming meetings.

For past minutes: Meeting Minutes/Notes

Request meeting packets from the Friday prior to the meeting by 1:00 p.m.

Past Events

Dr. Mary L. Gatta FlyerAging into Poverty - Dr. Mary Gatta

April 25, 2019
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
City Hall at St. James Building
117 W. Duval St.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Dr. Gatta is a profesor of sociology at City University of New York. Her research on economic issues facing women is quite extensive and ongoing. Dr. Gatta is a dynamic speaker with commanding knowledge of  the economic issues facing womenof different ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds.She will be presenting a book talk on her latest publication, Waiting on Retirement: Aging and Economic Insecurity in Low-Wage Work (Studies in Social Inequality). 

Equal Pay Day

April 2, 2019

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