Commission on the Status of Women

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UPDATE: Virtual Meeting Information

Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women
(**No physical location will be available for this public meeting**)

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) will hold a meeting on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 4:30p.m. via Zoom pursuant to State of Florida Executive Order 20-69 (Emergency Management-COVID-19-Local Government Public Meetings).   The meeting agenda and materials can be obtained electronically by contacting Barbara Florio at by 4:00 pm August 21rd
Interested persons desiring to attend this meeting can only do so via Zoom (including by computer or telephone) using the following meeting access information:

Topic: MCSW Board Meeting 8/24//2020
Time: August 24, 2020 4:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting:
Join by Computer
Meeting ID: 919 2750 6870
Password: 753247
Join by Phone
Dial: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 919 2750 6870
Password: 753247


Interested persons who cannot attend this Zoom meeting but who wish to submit public comments to be read during the public comment portion of the meeting regarding any matter on the agenda for consideration at the meeting may do so by emailing Barbara Florio at up to the meeting start time of 4:30 p.m.  Public comments submitted by email must be received no later than 4:10 p.m. on the date of the meeting to be read during the public comment portion of the meeting.  The meeting agenda and materials can be obtained electronically by contacting Barbara Florio at by 4:00 pm August 23rd. 
Please contact Nicole Spradley by telephone at (904) 255-8933 or by email at if you have any questions regarding this notice.  If you have a disability that requires accommodations to participate in the above Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women meeting, please contact the City of Jacksonville’s Disabled Services Division by telephone at (904) 255-5466 (V) or (904) 255-5475 (TTY) or submit your request via email to no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 21st (the day before the meeting) and we will provide reasonable assistance for you. Requests for accommodations received after 10:00 a.m. the day before the meeting will be accepted but may not be possible to fulfill.

A recording of this meeting will be available electronically within 4 business days of the meeting at:


Within its authority, the Commission shall act to: 

  • Develop a public consciousness of the talents of women, with special emphasis on the utilization of those talents as equal partners in the private, business, governmental and civic community;

  • Encourage women to become actively involved in matters pertaining to the government and community; 

  • Work toward utilization of capable women in roles of leadership;

  • Act as a source of information for women including, but not limited to, employment opportunities, education, harassment, and discrimination against women; and

  • Focus attention on the needs of underserved women and/or women with special needs.

Upcoming Events

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August 24, 2020 (Virtual)

Meetings are regularly scheduled the fourth Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.
Ed Ball Building, 214 North Hogan Street, 7th Floor, Room 721
Jacksonville, FL 32202

All meetings are open to the public. Comments are welcome.

Download the MCSW 2020 Calendar for a full list of upcoming meetings.

For past minutes: Meeting Minutes/Notes

Request meeting packets from the Friday prior to the meeting by 1:00 p.m.

Past Events

Dr. Mary L. Gatta FlyerAging into Poverty - Dr. Mary Gatta

April 25, 2019
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
City Hall at St. James Building
117 W. Duval St.
1st Floor, Lynwood Roberts Room
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Dr. Gatta is a profesor of sociology at City University of New York. Her research on economic issues facing women is quite extensive and ongoing. Dr. Gatta is a dynamic speaker with commanding knowledge of  the economic issues facing womenof different ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds.She will be presenting a book talk on her latest publication, Waiting on Retirement: Aging and Economic Insecurity in Low-Wage Work (Studies in Social Inequality). 

Equal Pay Day

April 2, 2019

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