Commission for Women Seeks Student Representative



Department of Family Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 500
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1102

June 25, 2010

News Highlights

  • Fairfax County’s Commission for Women is seeking a college student to serve a two-year term as a non-voting representative, from September 2010 - May 2012.
  • Applications are being accepted now – must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2010.
  • For more information, call 703-324-5730, TTY 711.
  • Get more information about the Fairfax County Commission for Women

The Fairfax County Commission for Women is seeking a college student interested in serving on the Commission from September 2010 through May 2012. The student will serve as a non-voting member, aiding the Commission in gaining perspective on issues facing young women and serving as a conduit of information to peer groups and student organizations. The Commission will serve as a mentor in helping the student get involved with and understand issues facing women and girls in Fairfax County.

The mission of the Commission for Women is “to promote the full equality of women and girls in Fairfax County.” It analyzes barriers to women’s equality, gaps in services for women, and emerging trends and concerns affecting women and girls. The Commission advises the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on how to address these problems and provides leadership in implementing solutions.

Students enrolled in at least one college-level class who are residents of Fairfax County may apply. The student representative must be able to attend monthly meetings and provide a summary of accomplishments at the end of the year.

Interested students should submit a resume (including interests, organization involvement, and education) and a one-page statement describing why they wish to serve on the Commission to the Fairfax County Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 318, Fairfax, VA 22035.

Resume and statement must be postmarked by July 31, 2010. For more information, please call 703-324-5730, TTY 711.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. To request this information in an alternate format, contact Amy Kegley at 703-324-5730, TTY 711, or by e-mail: amy.kegley@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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