Statement of Purpose:
The Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women was created in 1974 by Resolution of the Board of Supervisors.
The Resolution charged the Commission to assume a leadership role in promoting the County's policy of affirmative action by eliminating discrimination and prejudice on account of sex, age, parental or marital status in employment, education, housing, community services and related areas.
To this end, the Commission is an advocate for County women on matters that particularly affect women, including affordable and quality child care, education, housing, health, equal pay, sexual harassment and other workplace issues.
The Commission on the Status of Women facilitates communication among women's organizations throughout the County, and maintains a working relationship with other commissions throughout the United States, as well as the National Association of Commissions on Women. The Commission publishes a directory of women's organizations, and distributes information on issues of continuing importance to women in all walks of life.