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Recent Accomplishments

Summary of Achievements 2004 - 2008

  • Hosted third and fourth Seattle Women's Summit, each attended by over 150 women and men, featuring informative speakers, workshops, and panelists, as well as a resource fair, and opportunities to converse with elected officials and Commissioners. (2005 and 2007)
  • Guest column, "Negative Effects of Domestic Violence Ripple Outward," published in the Seattle Post Intelligencer. (2007)
  • Legislative advocacy: Opposed changes to custody determination proposed in SB 6270; supported confidentiality shield for domestic violence victims in HB 2848; advocated for HB 2661 addition of "sexual orientation" to state's list of protected classes; and supported $40,000 budget request for WIN 211. (2006)
  • Collaborated with the Women's Funding Alliance Steering Committee to design research on the status of women and girls in the Puget Sound area. (2006)
  • Provided input on the Seattle Healthy Communities Initiative health priorities policy document created by the Human Services Department. Recommended appropriate inclusion of women's health and health disparities among women across race/ethnicity and income.
  • Co-sponsored the Eleventh Annual Candlelight Vigil for domestic violence victims who were murdered at the King County Courthouse. (2005)
  • Researched and released a Status of Seattle Women's Health Profile in cooperation with Public Health, Seattle King County. (2005)
  • Secured a permanent seat on the Domestic Violence Prevention Council. (2005)
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Summary of Achievements 2001 - 2003

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Summary of Achievements 1999 - 2001

  • Developed Anti-Harassment Training for Roosevelt & Ingraham High Schools, Denny & Mercer Middle Schools, 1999-2000
  • Sponsored a public forum in 1999 in City Council Chambers to discuss the issue of families going from welfare to work and the conditions of childcare services, availability, and cost.
  • Offered a one day workshop for three commissions on prejudice reduction in conjunction with the National Coalition Building Institute.
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Mission Statement

The role of the Seattle Women's Commission is to effectively identify and recommend policy, legislation, programs, and budget items concerning women to Seattle's Mayor, City Council and City Departments. 

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