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File #: 19-1236    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 12/19/2019 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 2
On agenda: 1/7/2020 Final action: 1/7/2020
Title: Recommendation for the appointment of Susan Kokores to the Commission on the Status of Women, for an initial partial term ending December 31, 2022.
Sponsors: Carole Groom

Special Notice / Hearing:    None__

Vote Required:    Majority

 

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:                      Supervisor Carole Groom

Subject:                      Appointment to the Commission on the Status of Women

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Recommendation for the appointment of Susan Kokores to the Commission on the Status of Women, for an initial partial term ending December 31, 2022.

 

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BACKGROUND:

The Commission is charged with the responsibility of assessing the needs of women, girls and families in the County. The Commission also acts as a resource to the Board of Supervisors (the “Board”) and makes recommendations to the Board annually.

 

DISCUSSION:

Susan Kokores is being recommended to serve a partial term for a seat formerly held by Rebecca Oyama who resigned from the commission in October 2019, thus creating a vacant seat for which the term expires December 31, 2022. Susan Kokores was selected for appointment from a recent Commission on the Status of Women recruitment from July 2019.

Susan Kokores has had extensive work and volunteer careers in the fields of healthcare as a nurse and in a hospital marketing position, in the non-profit sector as an account executive and fund development director, and in the community by serving on a school board, as well as working on a ballot measure campaign.  In addition, she co-founded a non-profit (Women’s Achievement Network and Development Alliance) dedicated to financially struggling single mothers that has enabled them to experience greater financial, educational, and retirement success.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.