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Human Resources Department

Commission on the Status of Women

For Immediate Release

Attention Sonoma County Women

Come Voice Your Concerns on September 25!

Santa Rosa,CA | August 23, 2019

All local women are invited to attend a free “listening session” for the Voices of Sonoma County Women project, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25 at Cloverdale High School. We will be in the school library and the address is 509 N. Cloverdale Blvd.

The year-long Voices project, sponsored by the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), is intended to gain a comprehensive understanding of local women’s concerns about issues impacting women and girls.

“As the dedicated women’s advocate in local government, CSW wishes to gain the best possible understanding of local women’s concerns,” said Jan Blalock, Voices project chair. “We are encouraging women to speak up during this project, so we can speak out on their behalf. Project results will be presented to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, providing data to help make positive changes in public policy.”

Free public listening sessions are being held throughout the County, allowing women from diverse backgrounds and locales to gather and express their personal concerns and ideas. Attendees will also take a confidential survey, which is being distributed to as many Sonoma County women as possible (English version. Spanish version. Hard copies available upon request).

Refreshments will be served. No RSVPs are necessary.

For questions about this listening session and the Voices of Sonoma County Women project, contact Commissioner Jan Blalock at

CSW is dedicated to promoting equal rights and opportunities that enhance quality of life for all women and girls, and to addressing issues of discrimination and prejudice that negatively affect Sonoma County women. The 15 Commissioners on this public advisory body are appointed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and represent all districts. Learn more about CSW here.