The Monterey County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was established by a Resolution of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors in 1974 as an advocate for Monterey County women on matters that particularly affect women, including affordable and quality childcare, education, housing, health, equal pay, sexual harassment, community services and related areas.
The Commission represents Monterey County women by informing and advising the Supervisors on these issues, problems and conditions. Commissioners strive to fulfill this mission through planning, organizing and advocacy, capitalizing on a diversity of knowledge, backgrounds and experiences.
The Commission will:
- Investigate and report on problems and conditions that adversely affect County women;
- Publish information on the accomplishments, problems and concerns of County women;
- Recommend programs which offer County women greater opportunities and choices;
- Maintain active liaison with community groups concerned with identifying and removing obstacles to women, including other commissions and the National Association of Commissions on Women;
- Facilitate communications among and publish information about women’s organizations throughout the County; and
- Review and track state legislation affecting women in Monterey County.
This annual report reflects the outcome of our efforts and highlights strategies for addressing some of these critical issues.