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About the Commission on the Status of Women

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women explores women's issues and concerns, celebrates women's accomplishments, and promotes solutions to the problems and challenges faced by women.

The Commission's purpose is to assure that women and men have equal opportunity to function fully and optimally as citizens of Bloomington, as equal participants in the economy, in politics and government, in education, in social development, in the system of justice, and in all other facets of life. To these ends the Commission identifies needs, resources, and gaps in resources for women; monitors federal, state, and local policies and their impact on women; stimulates and encourages legislation, issues publications, and does all it can to help improve opportunities for women in the community. The goals of the Commission on the Status of Women include:

Statutory Authority: BMC 2.23.060

The Commission on the Status of Women usually meets the first Thursday of each month at Showers City Hall. The Public is welcome to attend these meetings.

Please check the city's government calendar for exact dates and times.


Appointee Appointed By Term Expiration Date
Penny Githens Common Council 2018-01-31
Beth Kirk Common Council 2018-01-31
Jacqueline Fernette Common Council 2018-01-31
Amanda Stephens Common Council 2019-01-31
Maqube Reese Mayor 2019-01-31
Sylvia Martinez Mayor 2019-01-31
Debby Herbenick Mayor 2018-01-31
Ashley Hazelrig Mayor 2018-01-31
Regina Moore Mayor 2018-01-31