About the Commission
The Montgomery County Commission for Women is both an advisory board to, and a department of, county government. The Commission was established under law in 1972. The mandate of the Commission is to advise the County Executive, the County Council, the public, and agencies of the county, state and federal governments on issues concerning women in Montgomery County. The Commission’s primary focus is to improve women’s lives through:
- Identifying inequities in laws, policies, practices and procedures and;
- Providing recommendations that promote remedies.
The Commission is staffed by an Executive Director who works with a 15-member citizen advisory panel. Commissioners are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council to serve three-year terms, without compensation.
Each year, the Commission organizes the Women's Legislative Briefing (WLB) to inform Marylanders about state and federal legislative proposals of concern to women and families and to build strong advocacy on these issues. Enter its 39th year, the next WLB will be held in early 2019.
For more information, visit https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw