HOUSTON– Today, Houston City Council voted to create a permanent City of Houston Women’s Commission into city ordinance, appointing 25 diverse local female leaders to serve on the inaugural volunteer board.
The commission will advance equality and equity for women in the City of Houston by identifying and addressing disparities in healthcare, employment, safety and security across communities and industries, both in Houston’s public and private sector.
The commission will develop and propose recommendations, identify gaps in information that need further study, and advise City leaders on ways to improve the quality of life for women throughout Houston.
Mayor Sylvester Turner and Council Member Abbie Kamin lead the conference this morning.
The 25 women serving on Houston Women’s Commission represent a diverse cross-section of Houston:
Beth Matusoff Merfish, Carmen Peña Abrego, Elsa Caballero, Carvana Cloud, Elizabeth Gregory, Chau Nguyen, Angie Wiens-Talbert, Elizabeth Gonzalez Brock, Codi Wiener, Eureka Gilkey, Alison Young, Haley Crain Carter, Juliana Garaizar, Barbara Burger, Lori Choi, Tammi C. Wallace, Phyllis Frye, Rogene Calvert, Glenda Joe, Kristy Bridges, Christine S. Willie, Janalia Moreno, Nancy Macgregor, Tanuke Smith, Sima Ladjevardian