Commission for Women


Meeting occur the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6PM - 8PM

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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.


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.


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


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

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

Lyrica A. Welch
Commission for Women Liaison
6420 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748

For More Information
Contact us by email or call us at 301-778-4381