Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Commission for Women will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in Conference Room 500 at the New Hanover County Government Center, 230 Government Center Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403. This is the first meeting of the newly-established commission and all meetings will be open to the public with social distancing guidelines followed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This meeting will also be available for the public by calling 1-336-218-2051 and entering Conference ID: 969 650 603#.
The commission’s purpose is to act as an advocate for women and a resource of information on the status of women in New Hanover County for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners (Board) and Wilmington City Council (Council):
To identify the status of women and assess the needs of women in New Hanover County (County) and the City of Wilmington (City);
To provide a status of women in New Hanover County report on an annual basis to the Board and Council;
To provide information and recommendations to the Board and Council on the needs and issues important to women as it deems necessary in improving and upholding the opportunities in employment, education and community services for all people, regardless of sex;
To work toward the betterment of the status of women with respect to employment and educational opportunities, health services, child care services, welfare services, financial services, and community leadership opportunities;
To serve as an umbrella to coordinate and support all women’s initiatives, organizations, and networks in the County and the City including coordinating and cooperating with the YWCA and other organizations involved in activities on the status of women; and
To conduct educational seminars in collaboration with other organizations for residents and businesses in the County and the City.