Welcome to the County of Santa Barbara
Commission for Women!
Thank you for your interest in the Santa
Barbara County Commission for Women. Our commission is made
up of a diverse group of energetic and committed women, who
are active community members from each of the five supervisorial
districts. The Commission for Women seeks to promote the well-
being and equal status of women in Santa Barbara County. Our
goal is to help women in need, collaborate with other agencies,
facilitate, recognize and recommend programs, gather and disseminate
information, conduct public meetings and advise the Board
We would like to hear from you and you are
welcome to attend our meetings! We meet monthly and our sessions
are open to the public. Any group that would like to make
a presentation to the Commission should contact the Equal
Employment Opportunity office at (805) 568-2807 to be added
to the agenda.
An important part of our work is to be a
resource of information about services for women and children
throughout Santa Barbara County. We distribute a resource
card in both English and Spanish that includes key contact
information. It can be found here: http://www.countyofsb.org/cfw/resources.html.
And we encourage groups that work with women
and girls to use our website as a centralized source of information.
Submissions may be made by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Commission for Women often has open positions.
Should you be interested in serving as a commissioner, we
invite you to consider applying to your local supervisor.
This year our initial focus will be Women
in Leadership, Mental Health, and Women Veterans. In conjunction
with these issues, we will participate in the Santa Barbara
County Veterans Stand Down, work with the Mental Health Commission,
and look forward to more opportunities to learn, lead and
engage during the next twelve months.
It is our privilege to support the many people
and organizations that are dedicated to honoring, supporting,
and improving the lives of all women in Santa Barbara County.
Laura Burton Capps