From Harford County Government:
The Harford County Department of Community Services Commission for Women will meet on Monday, September 26, 2011 from 6:45-8:15p.m. at the McFaul Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road in Bel Air. The meeting is open to the public.
The Harford County Commission for Women was established in 1977 to promote the economic, social and political equality of women. The Commission is active in the community and supports efforts that benefit the lives of women in Harford County by attending conferences, meetings, and by being continuous learners on the needs of women today. The Commission maintains close ties to other women’s groups on county, state, and federal levels. These ties provide learning and sharing opportunities and also ensure unified advocacy on issues of importance to women.
The Harford County Commission for Women publishes a quarterly newsletter that discusses current women’s trends, showcases local non profits that support women, and highlights upcoming events that may benefit women. The Commission also produces the Harford County Resource Guide, which contains information about organizations in the county that serve women and families and lists contact information as well as accessibility to services.
The Commission hosts a yearly recognition program, the Women of Tomorrow awards, for young ladies in secondary schools that have shown academic excellence and dedication to the service of others. Their work not only impacts the lives served but also empowers others to act as well. Applications are available through the winter and the yearly recognition banquet for the award recipients and their families is held in the spring/summer of each calendar year.
The Commission is also active in the Athena Awards Event, which is a recognition program for women in Harford County who show extraordinary leadership and service to their community. Additionally, Her Vision Her Voice is a series of seminars designed to help women who are seeking political office.
The Commission hosts a Women Services Roundtable that invites all non-profits in Harford County to come and learn of services, programs and opportunities that may serve their constituencies. The goal of the Roundtable is to provide networking opportunities, facilitate discussions, foster new partnerships and provide quality services while making the best use of limited resources.
The commission meets from August to June on the fourth Monday evening of the month. The meetings are open to the public. The Commission consists of 15 volunteer members, representing the County’s councilmanic districts; members are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council.
For more information please contact the Harford County Commission for Women at 410-638-3389 or visit www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/women.