|ADVISORY COMMISSION ON WOMEN
c/o Atlantic County Administration
1333 Atlantic Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
345-6700 ext. 2728
The Atlantic County Advisory Commission on Women (ACACW),
established in 1994, is a nonpartisan organization comprised of 15
volunteer members appointed by the County Executive. The Commissioners
represent the 23 jurisdictions in Atlantic County and women's issues
in the following areas: women with disabilities, labor, health care,
women in the professions, women in government employment, providers
of women's services, clients of women's services, education, business,
women's service organizations, and women in the home.
Atlantic County: A community where
women and girls choose to live,
grow, and contribute toward a more equitable tomorrow.
The Atlantic County
Commission on Women
advocates on behalf of
women and girls by
providing venues that foster equality, knowledge,
to obtain well being.
The purpose of the ACACW is:
- To serve as a fact-finding and advisory commission
to the public at large, the County Executive, and the Board of Chosen
Freeholders by studying the needs, problems, interests, concerns
and capabilities of the women who reside, work and visit Atlantic
- To centralize and disseminate information regarding
resources, issues, events, and programs which involve women's interests
- To suggest and urge reforms in the law, public policy,
and public attitudes towards women.
- To recommend programs which will help meet the needs
of Atlantic County women.
- To provide a forum to help increase the interaction
among County women, organizations, government agencies, and institutions
working to improve the lives of women of all ages and their families
in Atlantic County.
Ordinance Establishing the Commission and By-Laws
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of the Ordinance Establishing the Commission and the By-Laws.
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Regular meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month.
Sponsored Events and Activities
- Annual Forum for Change
- Mind, Body and Spirit Making Healthy
- Choices Program in partnership with
AtlantiCare Women’s Health and
- Leadership for Change, a co-sponsored
program with the Citizens Campaign
- Networking activities with community
- Promoting women’s issues in cooperation
with elected officials
Current members of the Atlantic County Advisory Commission
on Women are:
Chairperson: Janet D. Garraty
Freeholder Member: Alexander C. Marino
Phone: 345-6700 ext.2728
Teressa Moore Griffin
Joyce A. Hagen
Amy L. Houck, Esq.
Kristin J. Jacobson
Rita Marie King
Total Number of Members Allowed: 15
Number of Vacancies:
*Most advisory boards are open to Atlantic County
residents. If you are interested in volunteering
to serve on this or any other Board or Commission please CLICK
HERE for an application.