Commission for Women Seeks Student Representative



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Amy Carlini, Communications Director
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Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1102

April 4, 2012

News Highlights

  • Fairfax County’s Commission for Women is seeking a college or high school student to serve a two-year term from September 2012 - May 2014.
  • Applications are being accepted now – must be received no later than May 15, 2012.
  • For more information, call 703-324-9498, TTY 711.
  • Get more information about the Fairfax County Commission for Women

The Fairfax County Commission for Women is seeking a college or high school student interested in serving on the Commission from September 2012 through May 2014. The student will serve as a voting member, aid the Commission in gaining perspective on issues facing young women and serve 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.

Applicants must be:

  •  Residents of Fairfax County who attend school in Fairfax County
  •  College students
    •  Enrolled in at least one college-level class
    •  May not enter their senior year in the Fall of 2012
  • High School students
    • Sophomores or juniors in the Fall of 2012    

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 at most a one-page statement describing why they wish to serve on the Commission for Women. Email the resume and statement to Michelle Mueller at  Michelle.Mueller@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Resume and statement must be received by May 15, 2012. For more information, please call 703-324-9498, 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.

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