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Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
Oasis is committed to engaging in community-wide initiatives and providing input on public policy that will improve the lives of women and girls in our community. We are proud to serve as the agency staffing the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls thanks to our partnership with the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.
About the Commission
In April of 2011, The Leon County Board of County Commissioners established the Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls as a citizens advisory committee. In March of 2013, the City of Tallahassee proudly joined Leon County and created the new Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (Commission). By establishing and supporting this Commission, the City of Tallahassee and Leon County have taken a strong stand in support of women and girls in our community.
The primary purposes of the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls are:
- To promote awareness of issues pertaining to women and girls in Tallahassee and Leon County
- To serve in an advisory role, providing input to the City and County Commissions as needed
The enabling resolution by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County which formed the Commission acknowledges that progress has been made but that “there is still work to be done before women and girls achieve economic, education and employment parity.” The resolution also acknowledges that “we must understand the current challenges that face our female citizens in order to best equip girls with the knowledge, skills, and equal access to reach for the promise of tomorrow.”
The Commission consists of 21 members. All appointments to the Commission are on a volunteer basis. Citizens must apply to be considered for appointment. Applications are available on the City of Tallahassee website and the Leon County website. The Oasis Center for Women and Girls proudly serves as the staffing agency to the Commission.
Connect with the Commission
Check out the Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls’ website where you can find:
- Information about upcoming events hosted by the Commission
- Commissioner bios and photos
- Information about how to join the Commission or get involved
- and so much more!