Michigan Women's Commission to Hold First Meeting of 2019

Contact: Todd Heywood - heywoodt@michigan.gov
Agency: Civil Rights

January 22, 2019

Lansing, MI–The Michigan Women’s Commission will hold its first meeting of 2019 on January 23, 2019 at 1 p.m. The event will be held at the Radisson Hotel, 111 N. Grand Ave in Lansing.

“This is an exciting time,” said Mary Engelman, executive director of the Michigan’s Women’s Commission. “Women made extraordinary gains at levels of government last years – including here in Michigan. The Women’s Commission is excited to continue to build on this momentum as we tackle issues like sexual assault, human trafficking and access for women to leadership roles.”

Following the Commission meeting, members will host the “Michigan Legislative Celebration Reception” from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The credentialed media is welcome at the event.

The 15-member Michigan Women's Commission was created by statute in 1968. Commission duties include reviewing the status of women in Michigan, directing attention to critical problems confronting women, recommending ways of overcoming discrimination, enabling women to develop skills, conducting surveys and recognizing women's accomplishments and contributions to Michigan. Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and serve three-year terms.

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