Commission for Women

Meetings


New Location


1801 McCormick Drive (room 140), Largo, MD
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The Prince George's County Commission for Women urge residents to complete the Census.

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Mission


The Prince George's County Commission for Women serves to improve the quality of life for women and girls by advocating, initiating, and championing programs and legislation to strengthen families and communities.

Vision

Every woman and girl in Prince George's County has access to unlimited opportunities to achieve social, political, and economic equality.

Purpose


The Prince George's County Commission for Women:
  • Advises the County Executive, County Council, and the citizens of Prince George's County on matters that influence the well-being of women
  • Conducts research and issues reports on the status of women in the County
  • Develops and maintains an information and referral service to respond to Prince George's County women's needs
  • Holds public meetings or hearings pertaining to women's needs
  • Proposes initiatives to remove inequalities on the basis of sex
  • Recommends programs or legislation to insure equal rights and opportunities for all women

History


Established in 1972, by the Prince George's County Council to work for women's equality, the Prince George's County Commission for Women (PGC-CFW) has had a proud history of service. Over the years the Commission has initiated a number of programs that assure the equal treatment of women in educational matters, promote recognition of accomplishments, and ensure that specific problems that effect the well being of women.

PGC-CFW Committee Descriptions and Strategic Priorities 2019-2020

Budget Committee


The Budget Committee works with government liaisons, PGC-CFW officers and committee chairs to develop and prepare the PGC-CFW budget. This committee is also responsible for tracking receipts and expenditures for the PGC-CFW.


Planning & Research Committee


The Planning & Research Committee leads strategic planning efforts and is responsible for researching issues affecting women. This committee also leads public meetings or hearings pertaining to women's needs, proposes initiatives to improve their lives and remove inequalities based on gender.


Legislative Committee


The Legislative Committee is responsible for researching, considering and developing positions on existing or proposed State and federal legislation and regulations regarding issues affecting women, children and seniors. Programmatic work may entail: education and outreach, advocacy, direct service and information and referral.
  • Participate in 100 Years of Voting Rights
  • Participate in Complete Count (Census 2020)
  • Implement Prince George’s County Legislative Convening
  • Attend Montgomery County Women’s Legislative Briefing
  • Attend MD Legislative Agenda for Women (MLAW)

Community Awareness Subcommittee


The role of the Community Awareness Sub-Committee is to engage the public, and partner with governmental, business, & community organizations to
Implement programs that promote the well-being of women and girls in Prince George’s County, to include those whose lives are impacted by domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault and elder abuse.
  • Implement a Women’s Resource Fair
  • Participate in events in the Health Enterprise Zone
  • Support the work of the Prince George’s County Family Justice Center
  • Participate in the State Human Trafficking Task Force

Media Subcommittee


The role of the media Sub-Committee is to establish and implement a media campaign to bring awareness to the PGC-CFW, and to disseminate information about the work of the Commission.
  • Create a social media presence for PGC-CFW
  • Refresh CFW logo and web page
  • Develop branding strategy
  • Oversee & create ads, literature, and outreach materials for the CFW
By-Laws Committee
The By-Laws Committee is an ad hoc committee that drafts and revises the by-laws of the Commission when necessary. This committee also makes
recommendations and oversees revision and approval of PGC-CFW Bylaws.

Commission Members
Commissioner Denise McCain (Chair)
Commissioner Deborah Wilder (Vice Chair)
Commissioner Sharon Smith (Secretary)
Commissioner Shantelle Coleman (Historian)
Commissioner Judith Davis
Commissioner Lanta Evans-Motte
Commissioner Cassandra Freeman
Commissioner Judith Mickens-Murray
Commissioner Beatrice Rodgers
Commissioner Robbie Terry
Commissioner Carolyn Washington

Did you Know?
Prince George’s County has a number of existing services that can immediately help women and children that have been a victim of domestic abuse or exposed to human trafficking? Click on links below to find out further information.


Commission Liaison


Jackie M. Rhone
Department of Family Services
6420 Allentown Road, Room No. 27
Camp Springs, Maryland 20748
Phone: 301-265-8423
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For More Information
Contact us by email or call us at 301-778-4381