Click here to skip navigation bar.
Atlantic County, New Jersey
County Government
Home | County News | Photo Gallery | Directions | Calendar | A - Z | Contact
Search Site:
Atlantic County Government Atlantic County Government

Atlantic County Seal

Atlantic County Government



Back to previous Page
Women's Resources
Advisory Boards, Councils and Commissions

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.

Vision Statement
Atlantic County: A community where women and girls choose to live, grow, and contribute toward a more equitable tomorrow.

Mission Statement
The Atlantic County Commission on Women advocates on behalf of women and girls by providing venues that foster equality, knowledge, and opportunities to obtain well being.

Commission's Purpose:
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 County.
  • To centralize and disseminate information regarding resources, issues, events, and programs which involve women's interests and concerns.
  • 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
Click here to download a copy of the Ordinance Establishing the Commission and the By-Laws.
*This may take a few minutes. This document is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and require the Adobe Acrobat (pdf) reader. For a free copy of the reader Click Here.

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 Wellness Center
  • Leadership for Change, a co-sponsored program with the Citizens Campaign
  • Networking activities with community organizations
  • Promoting women’s issues in cooperation
    with elected officials

Current members of the Atlantic County Advisory Commission on Women are:

Co-Chair:  Amy L.  Houck, Esq.
Co-Chair:  Rita Marie King

Freeholder Member:  Alexander C. Marino

Staff Member: Karla Guy,  Phone: 345-6700 ext.2728

Dawn  Belamarich
Birdie Cody
Arleen Gonzalez
Sherry Hoffman
Amy L.  Houck, Esq.
Kristin J. Jacobson
Rita Marie King
Rebecca C. Lafferty, Esq.
Jean McAlister
Nicole Milan-Tyner
Sandra Santoro
Anne Scotland

Total Number of Members Allowed: 15
Number of Vacancies:  3 *

*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.