Information for Meeting of Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
Monday February 24, 2020 6 PM EST

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Town:Shutesbury, MA 
Board:Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
Time:Monday February 24, 2020 6 PM EST
Location:18 henshaw B2 Smith College, Northampton, MA
6:00 pm-Roll Call and Call to Order

Welcoming of Guests, Introductions, and Public Speak Out.   

Approval of minutes.

Check-Ins by Commissioners, including events participated in or upcoming.

Updates about present and upcoming commission vacancies.

Outgoing Commissioner Keleigh Periera will talk about her role as Director of the Three County Continuum of Care, Community Action Pioneer Valley, and the agency’s mission, including a discussion on how the commission could partner with this agency.

Women’s Day Celebration planning session

Further revising of the second draft of the commission’s attendance and engagement policy statement.

Review of draft pamphlet compiled by Commissioner Wendy Dagle.

Determine agenda items for the next public meeting, being held on March 23, 2020, and any other items that may lawfully come before this body

8:30 pm- Adjournment.
Scheduled By:Susie Mosher
Posted At:Feb 19, 2020 9:05 AM EST
Last Modified:Feb 19, 2020 9:05 AM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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