Chair Message – About SLOCSW

Message from the Chair:

Thank you for your interest in the San Luis Obispo County Commission on the Status of Women (SLOCSW).

The Commission on the Status of Women is an official advisory group to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors since 1975.  The Commission identifies issues of concern to the women of San Luis Obispo County that compliments the focus of other advocacy or advisory organizations or provides a new forum for additional issues women face.  These issues may include, but are not limited to:

  • fair and equal pay
  • health concerns
  • women veterans issues
  • education and vocation opportunities
  • medical and legal services
  • credit and loan policies
  • rape and other violent crimes against women
  • criminal justice policies and procedures
  • housing and transportation facilities
  • recreational programs and facilities
  • childcare needs of women

To determine the specific needs of women throughout San Luis Obispo County, we conduct studies by employing interview techniques, statistical methods, conducting public forums and utilizing public records and information available from private sources.  These findings are then documented, published, and referred to the Board of Supervisors for action or dissemination.

Please take time to explore the website:

Your voice is important Please fill in our annual survey that is available in both Spanish and English online.

slo county commission on the status of women english survey     slo county commission on the status of women spanish survey

 

 

Resources are available from the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau for you to download

If you would like to serve as a Commissioner please see if there is a vacancy in your District.

Explore the list of Resources to meet a specific need.

The Commission also periodically organizes workshops or forums for the public, agencies or groups to explore specific subject areas and improve relationships between agencies and women.  Residents throughout the county are encouraged to volunteer and serve on committees.

For more information, please read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) below:

Who is the Commission?

Each Commissioner is appointed by the County Board of Supervisors representing all 5 of the Districts volunteering our service to the women of San Luis Obispo County.

How often does the Commission meet?

At a minimum, the Commissioners meet once a month on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:15pm.

Where does the Commission meet?

Currently we meet at the County Government Center, 1055 Monterey Street, Rooms 161/162

When was the Commission established?

In 1975 by Resolution of the County Board of Supervisors to establish a group in SLO County to advocate for women and girls in the county. The Commission is actually not unique to our county, we are associated with a State and National Organization, which San Luis Obispo retains annual membership.  With these memberships we can access state and national resources and processes and maintain collaboration with a broader group of people to expand our resources.   The National Organization holds an annual Conference that is attended by a delegate from the local commission.

I appreciate your interest.  Please contact us with your concerns and issues;  we will be happy to work with you.

Amanda King, Chair

Commission on the Status of Women
San Luis Obispo County

Fill Out The Survey!

Chair Message – About SLOCSW

Message from the Chair:

Thank you for your interest in the San Luis Obispo County Commission on the Status of Women (SLOCSW).

The Commission on the Status of Women is an official advisory group to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors since 1975.  The Commission identifies issues of concern to the women of San Luis Obispo County that compliments the focus of other advocacy or advisory organizations or provides a new forum for additional issues women face.  These issues may include, but are not limited to:

  • fair and equal pay
  • health concerns
  • women veterans issues
  • education and vocation opportunities
  • medical and legal services
  • credit and loan policies
  • rape and other violent crimes against women
  • criminal justice policies and procedures
  • housing and transportation facilities
  • recreational programs and facilities
  • childcare needs of women

To determine the specific needs of women throughout San Luis Obispo County, we conduct studies by employing interview techniques, statistical methods, conducting public forums and utilizing public records and information available from private sources.  These findings are then documented, published, and referred to the Board of Supervisors for action or dissemination.

Please take time to explore the website:

Your voice is important Please fill in our annual survey that is available in both Spanish and English online.

slo county commission on the status of women english survey     slo county commission on the status of women spanish survey

 

 

Resources are available from the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau for you to download

If you would like to serve as a Commissioner please see if there is a vacancy in your District.

Explore the list of Resources to meet a specific need.

The Commission also periodically organizes workshops or forums for the public, agencies or groups to explore specific subject areas and improve relationships between agencies and women.  Residents throughout the county are encouraged to volunteer and serve on committees.

For more information, please read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) below:

Who is the Commission?

Each Commissioner is appointed by the County Board of Supervisors representing all 5 of the Districts volunteering our service to the women of San Luis Obispo County.

How often does the Commission meet?

At a minimum, the Commissioners meet once a month on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:15pm.

Where does the Commission meet?

Currently we meet at the County Government Center, 1055 Monterey Street, Rooms 161/162

When was the Commission established?

In 1975 by Resolution of the County Board of Supervisors to establish a group in SLO County to advocate for women and girls in the county. The Commission is actually not unique to our county, we are associated with a State and National Organization, which San Luis Obispo retains annual membership.  With these memberships we can access state and national resources and processes and maintain collaboration with a broader group of people to expand our resources.   The National Organization holds an annual Conference that is attended by a delegate from the local commission.

I appreciate your interest.  Please contact us with your concerns and issues;  we will be happy to work with you.

Amanda King, Chair

Commission on the Status of Women
San Luis Obispo County



Fill Out The Survey!

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