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Commission for Women

The Women’s Legislative Briefing is a rain or shine event. In the event of snow, please exercise caution and drive safely.

The Montgomery County Commission for Women (CFW) is both an advisory board and a department of the Montgomery County Government. The advisory board, comprised of 15 volunteer citizens from the community:

  • focuses primarily on identifying inequities in laws, policies, practices and procedures, and recommending and promoting remedies
  • conducts research and investigations, analyzes economic, political, and social trends, and provides education on women's issues in the community
  • holds hearings and publishes informational materials
  • holds an annual legislative briefing in conjunction with many other women's organizations
  • sets priority projects annually

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Click here for online registration for the 2015 Women's Legislative Briefing

Click here for a mail in form for the 2015 Women’s Legislative Briefing


CFW Meetings

All meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. and are held at 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330, Large External Conference Room, but dates and time are subject to change. It is always a good idea to call to confirm the date and time before attending.

Future meetings:

August 21, 2014
September 11, 2014
October 9, 2014
November 13, 2014
December 11, 2014

Meeting Minutes


CFW Projects


National Association of Commissions for Women (NACW)



The Commission for Women was established by an act of law in 1972 to advocate for equal rights for women.


Pictures and bios of current commissioners

Commission for Women’s 2014 Advocacy Policy Priorities:

  • Economic Empowerment for Women and Families
    Paid leave, workplace flexibility, health care, retirement and other benefits, minimum wage, child care
  • Health and Safety for Women and Girls
    Domestic Violence, human trafficking, women’s health disparities, wellness, risks facing teens
  • Unique Challenges Facing Women
    Senior women, immigrant women, single mothers, young women and girls
  • Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
    Educational, vocational and cultural challenges
  • Fairness in Family Law
    Legislative issues, access to information, representation and services