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Commission on the Status of Women

This Commission was created to study and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on issues pertaining to the status of women, including; discrimination, employment, education, day care, and health care.  These recommendations are presented as comprehensive reports to the Board and distributed to the public and interested parties.

MEMBERSHIP:
The membership of this board shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of 15 members.  Composition is as follows: 
    -Hillsborough County Commissioners - one member each

The Board of Directors of the following organizations shall each provide a nomination to the BOCC:

  • The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
  • The Centre
  • League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County
  • The Spring
  • Hispanic Professional Women's Association, Inc.
  • National Council of Negro Women
  • University of South Florida
  • Hillsborough Community College


TERMS:
Members shall serve four year terms.

AUTHORITY:
Board of County Commissioner's Resolution R-03-74; as amended by R-04-174; as amended by R07-059.

MEETINGS:
At least ten times a year.
County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602

COSW Report to BOCC 4/03/2013

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Proclamation presented by commissioner Lesley “Les” Miller, Jr., on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, proclaiming the month of March 2014 as Woman’s History Month to honor the contributions made by women in Hillsborough County and across the nation.

(In photo from left to right)
Ms. Jeanette Fenton, City of Tampa Urban Development Manager
Ms. Yvonne Fry, Commission on the Status of Women Chair
Commissioner Les Miller;
Ms. Mindy Murphy, Commission on the Status of Women;
Ms. Alison M. Fernandez, Temple Terrace City Council



MEMBERS:

Member Position / Appointed By Dates of Service
 Ms. Denise Chavez Commissioner Sandra Murman  12/29/2011 - 12/31/2014
 Ms. Linda D'Aquila The League of Women Voters    9/02/2009 -
  6/30/2015*
Ms. Kimberlee DeBosier
Chamber of Commerce
  5/15/2013-
  4/30/2015
 Ms. Rachel Feinman Commissioner Kevin Beckner   5/11/2011 -
12/31/2016* 
Ms. Yvonne Fry  Commissioner Al Higginbotham   2/09/2009 -
12/31/2014* 
Ms. Dottie Groover-Skipper Commissioner Ken Hagan  5/18/2005 -
12/31/2014* 
Ms. Susan Leisner  Commissioner Mark Sharpe   5/21/2003 -
12/31/2014*
Ms. Mindy Murphy The Spring of Tampa Bay, Inc.   6/27/2012 -
  6/30/2016 
Ms. Ann Porter Commissioner Lesley Miller 12/22/2010 -
12/31/2014 
Ms. Connie Smaldone
Commissioner Victor Crist
10/28/2013 -
10/31/2017
 Ms. Alice Thompson The Center    5/16/2012 -
  4/30/2015
Ms. Geraldine Twine National Council of Negro Women   7/19/2007 -
  6/30/2015*
Ms. Jennifer Whelihan  Hispanic Professional Women's Association, Inc.   7/17/2013 -
  6/30/2017

* Reappointment

Contact Information

Carmen Telesca
Office of Community Affairs
21st Floor, County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
813-276-8401
telescac@hillsboroughcounty.org