Commissions, Committees and Boards

Women's Issues Commission

Meets: 6:00 p.m.; 4th Monday of the month   City Hall - City Manager Conference Room
Staff Name: Debbie Green, x1729

Consists of nine (9) members acting in an advisory capacity to the city council and the city manager's office on issues affecting women and families in the City of Carson including domestic violence, equality of employment, education equality, women's empowerment, self-esteem, teen-dating abuse, women's health, unwed motherhood, parenting, child care, social service resources available to women, and other issues of particular concern to women and families. Each member must be a resident of or work in the City of Carson, during tenure and must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of appointment.

The Carson Women’s Issues Commission shall have the following authority and duties: (a) Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council and City Manager with respect to issues affecting women and families in the City of Carson including domestic violence, equality in employment, educational equality, women’s empowerment, self-esteem, teen-dating abuse, women’s health, unwed motherhood, parenting, child care, social service resources available to women, and other issues of particular concern to women and families. (b) Recommend to the Council educational programs and events which promote public understanding and awareness of women’s issues and social services available for women and families. (c) Assist the City Council in the implementation of educational programs and events on women’s issues and social services available to women and families as may be authorized by the City Council. (d) Review and recommend Council support of or opposition to legislation or programs of other agencies which affect women and families. (e) Compile information on counseling, legal, medical, educational, employment, and housing resources available to women and families in need; provided, that the Commission shall not provide such services to women and families unless specifically authorized by the City Council. (f) The Women’s Issues Commission shall have no responsibility or authority to direct or interfere with the operations and management of any public or private agency or contractor, nor shall any individual member of the Women’s Issues Commission at any time attempt to direct, interfere with, or participate in the operations or management of any public or private agency or contractor or their personnel. (g) The Women’s Issues Commission shall have no responsibility or authority to review, evaluate, investigate, or comment upon matters which are within the duties and functions of City employees or any other City of Carson Commission. (Ord. 02-1246, § 1)
NameOffice HeldTerm
Kim King 7/5/2017 - 11/30/2018
Carolyn Foster Chair 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Dr. Greta Price Vice Chair 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Yolanda Fielder 3/7/2017 - 11/30/2018
Connie Dela Cruz-Manio 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Dr. Leandrea Fields-Robinson 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Helen Maxwell Alternate Member No. 3 2/7/2017 - 11/30/2018
Sheila Tresvant 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Susan Houze 1/25/2017 - 11/30/2018
Nancy Silva 3/7/2017 - 11/30/2018
Juanita Smith Alternate Member No. 1 9/5/2017 - 11/30/2018
Vacant Alternate Member No. 2 - 11/30/2018


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