In April of 2011, The Leon County Board of County Commissioners established the Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls as a citizens advisory committee. In March of 2013, the City of Tallahassee proudly joined Leon County and created the new Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (Commission). By establishing and supporting this Commission, the City of Tallahassee and Leon County have taken a strong stand in support of women and girls in our community.
The primary purposes of the 21-member Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls are:
- to promote awareness of issues pertaining to women and girls in Tallahassee and Leon County
- to serve in an advisory role, providing input to the City and County Commissions as needed
The enabling resolution by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County which formed the Commission acknowledges that progress has been made but that there is still work to be done before women and girls achieve economic, education and employment parity. The resolution also acknowledges that we must understand the current challenges that face our female citizens in order to best equip girls with the knowledge, skills, and equal access to reach for the promise of tomorrow.