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Commission on the Status of Women Meeting

November 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Agenda

First District: Jan Blalock, Joanne M. Brown
Second District: Trisha Almond (Chair), Caitlin Quinn (Officer-at-Large)
Third District: Lorena Barrera (Vice-Chair)
Fourth District: Leticia Padilla, Dianna MacDonald
Fifth District: Ariana Diaz De Leon, Jessica Wood, Peggy Rogers

  1. CALL TO ORDER – INTRODUCTIONS – MISSION STATEMENT
  2. APPROVAL OF THE NOVEMBER 14, 2019 AGENDA
    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 SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 MEETING MINUTES
  4. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDIZED ITEMS
    Public comment is limited to three minutes per topic, unless otherwise noted.
  5. COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Commissioners to provide any Commission-related announcements, report on communications with supervisors and also announce any tabling opportunities.
  6. OPENINGS AND APPOINTMENTS
    1. Chair will report out on openings.
  7. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDIZED ITEMS
    Public comment is limited to three minutes per topic, unless otherwise noted.
  8. PRESENTATIONS - Commissioners will hear from Veteran & Active Duty Women, “Women in the Military”
    • Rose Nowak - Army Veteran
    • Leanna Evans - USCG Senior Chief
    • Bethany Larosa – USCG 1st Class Petty Officer
  9. REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS
    1. Report on Administrative Responsibilities – Almond, Barrera, Quinn
      Officers will go over various administrative items.
    2. Commissioner List - Almond
      Discussion on the list of past commissioners for CSW.
    3. 19th Amendment Centennial Calendar - Almond
      Discussion and possible approval to participate in the publication of the Centennial Calendar and possible approval of funding to invest in the Centennial Calendar.
    4. By-Law Revisions - Almond, Brown, Barrera, Diaz De Leon, and MacDonald
      Review, discussion and possible direction to By-Law Review Group on the draft revised by-laws for the Commission. (This should be a two-part process. The by-law revisions should be introduced in one meeting and approved at a separate meeting.)
    5. December Meeting - Almond
      Discussion regarding the holding of a special meeting in December or the possible cancellation of the meeting.
    6. CSW Budget & Funding via a Possible Fiscal Agent - Almond
      Discussion on whether to delve deeper into acquiring more information into advantages and disadvantages of creating a fiscal agent, (possibly called “Friends of SoCo CSW”) to support the Commission as a future funding option.
    7. 2020 Gold Resolution & City/Town Proclamations - Almond
      Discussion and possible action on the creation of a gold resolution and city/town proclamations. 
    8. 2020 FB Page Suffragists Awareness - Almond
      Discussion and possible action on using social media to raise awareness around Sonoma County, California, and national suffragists. 
    9. Collaborating with Women-Focused Organizations - Almond
      Discussion and possible action on hosting annual meeting with other women’s organizations to consider collaborating on resources, events, etc.
  10. AD HOC COMMITTEE AND PROJECT COMMITTEE UPDATES
    Commissioners to provide reports and/or updates from the work being done by their ad hoc committee(s) and/or project committee(s).
    1. Empowerment Ad Hoc
    2. Marketing Ad Hoc
    3. Women’s Voices
    4. Junior Commissioner Project Committee
  11. COMMUNITY ISSUES, LIAISONS, AND COORDINATORS
    Commissioners to provide brief updates or ideas on the following:
    1. Association of California Commissions for Women (ACCW)
    2. By-Law Review Group
    3. Council on Aging
    4. Field Trip Ideas
    5. Human Trafficking Task Force
    6. Legislative Advisory Group
    7. National Association of Commissions for Women (NACW)
    8. National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA)
    9. Sonoma County 2020 Centennial Coalition
    10. Speaker Coordinator
  12. AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT COMMISSION MEETING
    Proposal, discussion, and possible action items for next Commission meeting.
    • Access to donations - Quinn and Wood 
  13. 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.

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 sococsw@sonoma-county.org, 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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