The Cape Cod and Islands Commission on the Status of Women is comprised of 13 commissioners, and exists to advance women toward full equality and to promote opportunities for all women. Created by the legislature in 2009, the commission draws on the experience of women and their families from diverse backgrounds throughout Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket Counties, and reports its findings to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women annually. In addition, the Commission’s duties include: studying, reviewing and reporting on the status of women on the Cape and Islands, promoting and facilitating collaboration among local women’s organizations, recommending policies that benefit women to agencies, officers of the state and local government and holding fact-finding hearings and other public forums as it may deem necessary. Applications are welcomed from individuals residing in Barnstable, Dukes, or Nantucket counties with experience in issues pertaining to women.
To be considered for appointment to the Cape Cod and Islands Commission on the Status of Women, please complete all 3 sections of this application and email the responses to both CCICSW and MCSW. Questions regarding these opportunities should be directed to:
Cape Cod and Islands Commission on the Status of Women at firstname.lastname@example.org and to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, E-Mail: email@example.com www.mass.gov/women
The Charles F. Hurley Building, 19 Stanford St, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114 Phone: 617-626-6520
- At present, the Cape Cod and Islands Commission on the Status of Women meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, excepting July and August at 5:00-7:00 PM across Cape Cod. Additional public hearings and meetings are held as necessary across the Cape and on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
- The Commission meets ten times a year and a minimum six times a year; attendance is expected on a regular basis and more than 4 unexcused absences in a full year will be grounds for discussion of the commissioner's intent to participate.
- Commissioners are expected to serve on Commission committees, participate in their local community activities that support the Commission’s outreach and help monitor local decisions affecting the well being of women.
- All commissioners are required to complete both the online Open Meeting Law and Conflict of Interest training within two weeks after being sworn in and submit a printed certificate to the CCICSW Secretary at their first meeting after being appointed and sworn in. Commissioners may not attend meetings until these documents are submitted.