By a unanimous vote, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors today approved establishment of a Sacramento County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. The advisory council will help shape policy decisions that impact women and girls; act as a resource to advance economic opportunities for women and girls; and gather data on the status of women and girls, among other duties.
In July 2019 a Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) on the Establishment of a Sacramento County Women’s Commission was initiated by First District Supervisor Phil Serna and approved the Board of Supervisors. The group’s mandate was to research the merits of a Sacramento County Women’s Commission by which the Board of Supervisors and public could better understand issues, opportunities and challenges unique to women in Sacramento County.
The group presented their recommendations before the Board of Supervisors on Dec. 8. The resolution was approved today.
“The establishment of this Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is long overdue for Sacramento County, and that’s why I proposed the formation of a Blue Ribbon Commission last year to explore the prospect of a permanent commission,” said Board Chair and First District Supervisor Phil Serna. “I’m confident this commission is going to do great work, and I want to thank all the members of the BRC for their work in providing an outstanding report and their public outreach efforts.”
The Sacramento County Commission of the Status of Women joins 26 other California city and county commissions dedicated to gender equity.