The Commission on the Status of Women (“CSW”) was established by the Board of County Commissioners on September 13, 2016 for the purpose of serving in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator, the community and all agencies and persons in Pasco County with respect to all matters pertaining to the status of women including but not limited to discrimination against women, employment of women, education of women, establishment of day care centers in the community and attitudes towards women in the community. The CSW shall make periodic reports and recommendations to these bodies with respect to such matters.
The CSW is composed of a total of fifteen (15) members. Ten members shall be nominees from the following organizations:
African American Club of Pasco County, Inc.
Hispanic Professional Women’s Association, Inc.
Pasco Economic Development Council
Pasco-Hernando State College
Premier Community Healthcare Group, Inc.
Saint Leo University
Sunrise of Pasco County, Inc.
United Way of Pasco County, Inc.
Women Lawyers of Pasco, Inc.
In addition, each Commissioner shall appoint one (1) member to the Commission. Members of the CSW shall be permanent residents of Pasco County and shall not serve for more than eight (8) consecutive years.
Membership on the CSW shall be for a term of three (3) years.
The Commission on the Status of Women meets on the first Monday of every month (except in April when they'll meet on April 8) at 2:30 pm at the Land O Lakes Library, located at 2818 Collier Pkwy, Land O Lakes, FL 34639.
Starting at the February 4, 2019 monthly meeting, and continuing onto the March 4, April 8 and May 6 monthly meetings, the Commission on the Status of Women will host four Community Resource Presentations. The first session will focus on Education, followed by: Health & Wellness, Economic Prosperity and Safety & Access. During these presentations, each invited speaker will have the opportunity to provide a short overview/summary of their organization and answer a number of questions that the Commission has come up with collectively. Please join us.
During a public meeting of the Commission, members of the public will be allowed to address the Commission and speak for up to three minutes.