was first established in 1965 and was set in state law in 1971.
An office in the Department of Human Services,
the Commission is a 25-member advisory board.
Commissioners are appointed by the Governor to four-year terms,
with confirmation by the
Maryland State Senate, and serve without compensation.
Goals of the Maryland Commission for Women
Study the status of women in our state
Direct attention to critical problems confronting women
Recommend methods of overcoming discrimination
Recognize women's accomplishments and contributions
Provide informed advice to the executive and legislative branches of government
on the issues concerning the women of our state