[HISTORY: Adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature 3-14-2000 by Res. No. 173-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 9-7-2016 by Res. No. 767-2016]
The Suffolk County Women's Advisory Commission ("Commission") is hereby re-established to make recommendations to the Suffolk County Division of Women's Services, the County Executive, and the County Legislature and shall consist of 24 voting members chosen to serve at the pleasure of their respective appointing authorities as follows:
One member to be appointed by each County Legislator from each of the Legislative Districts, said appointees to reside within the Legislative District from which they are appointed;
Two members to be appointed by the Chairperson of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission;
One member to be appointed by the Chairperson of the Commission;
Three members to be appointed by the County Executive; and
The Director of Women's Services shall be an ex-officio member of the Commission, with rights to attend meetings, have a voice, but no vote.
Editor's Note: This resolution also provided as follows: (1) the terms of all persons who are members of the Commission as of 12-31-2017 shall be terminated as of that date; however, these persons shall not be precluded from being appointed as members when the Commission is reconstituted thereafter; (2) the provisions of this resolution concerning the Commission's membership and their terms of office shall take effect on 1-1-2018. See Res. No. 1144-2000 for current membership and terms of office.
The Commission shall meet at least four times a year; shall distribute minutes of its meetings to members of the County Legislature and the County Executive, as well as to the appointing body or entity, within thirty (30) days after each such meeting; shall issue an annual written report on its activities to the County Executive and the County Legislature regarding recommendations to be implemented; shall act in an advocacy role within Suffolk County government for women's issues; shall work with the County Division of Women's Services for the purpose of implementing and coordinating the initiatives that arise from the Commission's recommendations to the County Executive and the County Legislature if such initiatives are approved by the County Legislature.
The chairperson of said Commission shall be selected by the members of the Commission at each annual meeting, and no member shall receive any monetary compensation for such membership on said Commission.