The Solano Commission for Women and Girls is an advisory body to the Solano County Board of Supervisors. The Commission was established on April 24th, 2018, by the Solano County Board of Supervisors, and held its inaugural meeting on October 17, 2018.
Since that time, the Commission completed a study and developed the Status Report for Women and Girls in Solano County. The report will be used to develop strategic priorities and help guide the activities of the Commission moving forward.
The Commission is comprised of a diverse membership with representatives appointed by each of the seven cities, each member of the Board of Supervisors, and the Solano County Office of Education. In addition, there are four at large members who are voted in by the membership.
The mission of the Solano Commission for Women and Girls is to:
Improve the economic status, health and social welfare, and overall quality of life for women and girls in Solano County.
The Solano Commission for Women and Girls shall provide community education, and advisement to the Solano County Board of Supervisors, and other entities as necessary, on issues relating to the changing social and economic conditions of women and girls in the county. The Commission will increase awareness of women’s issues, celebrate the achievements of local deserving women, champion opportunities for women and girls, and recommend legislative solutions at the city, county, state and federal level. Areas of focus will include, but not be limited to: socio-economic conditions, workplace issues, social treatment of gender issues, and health and safety for women and girls.
Provide a focal point for issues related to women and girls in Solano County
Educate and advise the Board of Supervisors and the public on issues relating to the changing social and economic conditions of women and girls in the county, with emphasis on the economically disadvantaged.
Legislatively advocate on behalf of women and girls
Advocate for full equality in all areas of life for women and girls and promote their rights and opportunities
Organize and co-sponsor conferences, forums, and public hearings which address issues related to women and girls