This Fund was established by the Friends of the Commission, in support the Solano Commission for Women and Girls. The Commission’s purpose is to improve the economic status, health and social welfare, and overall quality of life for women and girls in Solano County with the purpose to provide community education and advisement to the Solano County Board of Supervisors and other entities in the County on issues relating to the changing social and economic condition of women and girls.
The Solano Commission for Women and Girls consists of 17 members, 15 adults and 2 youth members. The current vacancies are for all members, with appointment rights that fall under statute:
- Each County Supervisor appoints one Commission Member
- The Solano County Superintendent of Schools appoints one Member
- Seven Citizen Commissioners will be appointed from each city in Solano County (Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun, Vacaville and Vallejo).
- The Commission will appoint two Youth Commissioners (age 14-24) and two At-Large Commissioners
The purpose of the Commission is to provide community education and advisement to the Solano County Board of Supervisors and other entities in the county on issues relating to the changing social and economic conditions of women and girls. The Commission will increase awareness of women’s issues, celebrate the achievements of local deserving women, champion opportunities for women and girls and recommend legislative solutions at the city, county, state and federal levels.
The new Commissioners will form committees and sub-committees and develop a plan for the creation of a Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Solano County. This report will be the Commissions first order of business. The Commissioners do not receive a stipend; they serve as a volunteer on the Commission and must be approved by the Solano County Board of Supervisors