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Commission on the Status of Women Meeting

November 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM

HR Training Center
575 Administration Drive
Suite 117C
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464714, -122.72561

Agenda

First District: Jan Blalock, Joanne M. Brown
Second District: Trisha Almond (Chair), Karen Langdon, Caitlin Quinn
Third District: Victoria Fleming*, Jennifer Whyte (Officer-at-Large)
Fourth District: Leticia Padilla, Dianna MacDonald, Betsy Connolly 
Fifth District: Lorena Barrera (Vice-Chair), Ariana Diaz De Leon, Jessica Wood
Staff:

* On Leave of Absence

  1. CALL TO ORDER – INTRODUCTIONS – MISSION STATEMENT – ALMOND
  2. APPROVAL OF THE NOVEMBER 8, 2018 – ALMOND
    Due to the requirements of the Brown Act, only changing the order of, or deletion of items may be allowed. New items may not be added.
  3. APPROVAL OF THE OCTOBER 11, 2018 DRAFT MINUTES – ALMOND
  4. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDIZED ITEMS – ALMOND
    Public comment is limited to three minutes per topic, unless otherwise noted.
  5. COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS / COMMUNICATIONS WITH SUPERVISORS / TABLING OPPORTUNITIES – ALL – 5 MINUTES
  6. OPENINGS AND APPOINTMENTS – ALMOND
    1. Chair will report out on openings.
  7. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDIZED ITEMS – ALMOND
    Public comment is limited to three minutes per topic, unless otherwise noted
  8. REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS
    Discussion and possible action on items 1 through 8.
    1. Support of OBR/TVM Event – Ronda Black – 10 Minutes

      Commissioners will discuss and take possible action on supporting Ms. Ronda Black’s request for support for the 2019 One Billion Rising (OBR) and The Vagina Monologues (TVM) event currently scheduled for Thursday, February 14th. Ms. Black will go over her request.
    2. ACCW Conference – Blalock – 10 Minutes

      Commissioners to discuss and vote on approving funds of an amount of up to $1,000 for registration and attendance costs for the upcoming ACCW Conference taking place in San Jose, California around April 2019.
    3. CSW Promotion / Marketing Ad Hoc – Langdon, Quinn and Wood – 10 minutes

      Ad Hoc members will explain details regarding quarterly newsletter and other ad hoc related processes and requests. Ad hoc members will also request a vote on allotting funds for Constant Contact and other ad hoc related expenses.
    4. National Women’s History Alliance Inaugural Networking Conference – Connolly and Wood – 10 minutes

      Commissioners to discuss the potential breakdown of costs determined through conducting research for attending this event. A potential vote on allocating funds for this event may be requested after discussion.
    5. Discussion on “Request for Sponsorship” Form – Almond – 5 minutes

      Commissioners will go over newly created “Request for Sponsorship” form. The final version of this form is to be a mandatory document submitted by anyone requesting funds from the Commission’s budget.
    6. Revisiting “What We Should Do More Of” Response from Strategic Planning Meeting – Almond – 10 minutes

      Chair Almond will go over the “Roadshow” idea mentioned under the Discussion: The Year in Review question: What would you like to do more of? part of the agenda from the October 27, 2018 Strategic Planning Meeting.
    7. Strategic Planning Meeting Feedback – Almond, Barrera, and Whyte – 10 minutes

      Commissioners will provide feedback to Officers on the strategic planning meeting (STM) held on October 27, 2018. This discussion is intended to assist future officers organizing their own STM.
    8. Report on Administrative Information – Almond – 15 minutes

      Chair to provide an update on various county-based, commission-related projects, as well as review other administrative and budgetary items, as needed, to include:
      • December end-of-the-year gathering
      • Ad Hoc Updates
    9. Report on Administrative Information – Almond – 5 minutes

      Chair to provide an update on various county-based, commission-related projects, as well as review other administrative and budgetary items, as needed, to include:
      • Review budget and attendance
      • County email update for Junior Commission
  9. COMMUNITY ISSUES, LIAISONS, AND COORDINATORS – 10 MINUTES

    Program development updates not included above.
    • ACCW updates
    • Field Trip – Update from Commissioners managing specific field trips
    • Human Trafficking Task Force – Blalock
    • Speaker Coordinator – All
    • Volunteer Coordinator – Vacant
    • Junior Commissioner Project Updates – Diaz De Leon and Padilla
    • CA 2020 Project – Connolly
    • Women’s History Month Liaison – Brown and Langdon
    • Legislative Advisory Group – Barrera, Brown and Diaz De Leon
  10. AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT COMMISSION MEETING

    Proposal, discussion, and possible action items for next Commission meeting.
    • Social Media access for ad hocs 
  11. ADJOURNMENT

Agendas and Materials

Due to legal, copyright, privacy or policy considerations, not all materials are posted online. Materials that are not posted are available for public inspection between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 575 Administration Drive, Suite 116B, Santa Rosa, CA.

Public Comment

Any member of the audience desiring to address the Commission on a matter on the agenda: Please walk to the public speaker’s table and after receiving recognition from the Chair, please state your name and make your comments. In order that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak, please be brief and limit your comments to the subject under discussion. Each person is usually granted 3 minutes to speak; time limitations are at the discretion of the Chair. While members of the public are welcome to address the Commission, under the Brown Act, Commission members may not deliberate or take action on items not on the agenda, and generally may only listen.

Commitment to Civil Engagement

All are encouraged to engage in respectful dialog that supports freedom of speech and values diversity of opinion. Commissioners, Staff, and the public are encouraged to:

  • Create an atmosphere of respect and civility where Commissioners, County Staff, and the Public are free to express their ideas within the time and content parameters established by the Brown Act and CSW’s standard Parliamentary procedures (Robert’s Rules of Order);
  • Establish and maintain a cordial and respectful atmosphere during discussions;
  • Foster meaningful dialogue free of attacks of a personal nature and/or attacks based on age, (dis)ability, class, education level, gender, gender identity, occupation, race and/or ethnicity, sexual orientation;
  • Listen with an open mind to all information, including dissenting points of view, regarding issues presented to the Commission;
  • Recognize it is sometimes difficult to speak at meetings, and out of respect for each person's perspective, allow speakers to have their say without comment or body gestures, including booing, whistling or clapping;

Disabled Accommodation: If you have a disability which requires an accommodation, an alternative format, or requires another person to assist you while attending this meeting, please contact the Deputy Clerk at (707) 565-2821, as soon as possible to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

Contact Information

Commission on the Status of Women
Human Resources Department
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address
Sonoma County Administration Building
575 Administration Drive
Suite 116B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464975, -122.725632
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