The Commission on the Status of Women is accepting applications for three open seats.

Established in 1981, the commission acts in an advisory role to the City Council and City Manager’s Office on matters pertaining to women and girls in Santa Monica.

The commission meets on the third Wednesday of every month at the Ken Edwards Center, located at 1527 Fourth Street, at 7 p.m.

With a total of nine members, the commission is actively putting into practice its 2010-15 Strategic Plan outlining the following key priority areas for women and girls in Santa Monica:

• Continuing to gather and understand data about girls and women in Santa Monica;

•Creating awareness of domestic violence and safety issues;

•Supporting mentoring and leadership opportunities;

• Fostering career, political and volunteer opportunities; and

• Identifying and publicizing resources in Santa Monica.

Candidates must be residents of Santa Monica and committed to attending meetings, and participate in additional projects as necessary to achieve the Strategic Plan.

Applications and information are available at City Hall, 1685 Main St., at the information booth in the lobby or in the City Clerk’s Office, Room 102. Applications can be mailed. Call (310) 458-8211 for more information. Apply online at smgov.net/cityclerk.

Applications are also accepted on an ongoing basis for future vacancies. Only the candidates appointed will be notified.

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