• Regional Women’s Commissions

    Modeled after the MCSW, the five unfunded county and regional women’s commissions were legislatively created to study and report on the status of women and girls in their geographical areas, and to provide permanent and effective voices for women and girls. Each county and regional commission reports their findings annually to MCSW and is supported by and engaged with the Commission on a regular basis.

    Massachuetts Map with Counties and City/Town Outlines

Newly established, Metrowest Commission on the Status of Women

The Metrowest Commission on the Status of Women represents the towns of Ashland, Bellingham, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norfolk, Northborough, Norwood, Sherborn, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough, Weston and Wrentham, and the city of Marlborough.

For information on the application process contact the office, mcsw@state.ma.us. 

 

Berkshire County Commission on the Status of Women

The Berkshire County Commission on the Status of Women represents all towns in Berkshire County including Adams, Alford, Becket, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Dalton, Egremont, Florida, Great Barrington, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Lee, Lenox, Mount Washington, New Ashford, New Marlborough , North Adams, Otis, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy, Stockbridge , West Stockbridge, Williamstown, and Windsor.

Gwendolyn VanSant, Chair
17 Main St. Suite 2
Lee, MA 01238
Phone: 413-394-4029; 413-854-4020 (cell)
Fax: 617-635-3450
E-mail: gwendolyn@bccsw.org

commissioner@bccsw.org

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Berkshire-County-Commission-on-the-Status-of-Women/165603276628

Berkshire County Commission meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Elizabeth Freeman Center, Francis Ave. Pittsfield, MA.

Please note: The Commission does not meet in the months of July and August.

Bristol County Commission on the Status of Women

The Bristol County Commission on the Status of Women represents all towns in Bristol County including Easton, Raynham, Mansfield, Norton, Attleboro, North Attleborough, Seekonk, Rehoboth, Swansea, Somerset, Dighton, Fall River, Westport, Dartmouth, New Bedford, Acushnet, Fairhaven, Freetown, Berkley, and Taunton.

Cape and Islands Commission on the Status of Women

The Cape and Islands Commission on the Status of Women represents towns in all of Barnstable and Nantucket counties including Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, Mashpee, Buzzards Bay, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster, Harwich, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.

Essex County Commission on the Status of Women

The Essex County Commission on the Status of Women represents all towns in Essex County including Saugus, Lynnfield, Lynn, Peabody, Swampscott, Salem, Marblehead, Danvers, Beverly, Middleton, Topsfield, Wenham, Hamilton, Manchester-by-the-sea, Essex, Gloucester, Rockport, Ipswich, Rowley, Newbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Amesbury, Merrimac, West Newbury, Haverhill, Groveland, Georgetown, North Andover, Andover, Methuen, and Lawrence.

Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women

The Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women represents all towns in Worcester County including Ashburnham, Athol, Auburn, Barre, Blackstone, Bolton, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Dana, Douglas, Dudley, Fitchburg, Gardner, Grafton, Greenwich, Hardwick, Harvard, Holden, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Lunenburg, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, New Braintree, Northboro, Northbridge, North Brookfield, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Petersham, Phillipston, Prescott, Princeton, Shrewsbury, Southboro, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Templeton, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Webster, Westboro, West Boylston, West Brookfield, Westminster, Winchendon, Worcester.

Municipal Women’s Commissions

There are currently nine local Women’s Commissions that represent various cities and towns in the Commonwealth.  While these Commissions are independent of MCSW, the Commission serves as a resource and partner for local commissions and maintains contact with them on a regular basis.

Boston Women's Commission

Megan Costello, Chair; Executive Director, Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement
Boston City Hall, Room 708
1 City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: 617-635-3138
Fax: 617-635-3450
E-mail: bostonwomen@cityofboston.gov
Website: http://www.cityofboston.gov/women/commission/

Brockton Mayor’s Commission on Women's Issues

Pat Foley, Chairperson
45 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-580-7123 (Mayor’s office, Pat does not work here)
Fax: 508-559-7960
E-mail: womens_commission@ci.brockton.ma.us
Website: www.brockton.ma.us/Government/Boards/Womens.aspx

Brockton Commission meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Brockton City Hall, second floor G.A.R. room, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Please note: The Commission does not meet in the months of July and December.

Brookline Commission on Women

Chris Chanyasulkit (Co-Chair)
c/o Brookline Department of Public Health
11 Pierce Street
Denny Building|
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: 617-730-2734
E-mail: BCW@town.brookline.ma.us
Website: http://www.brooklinema.gov/729/Brookline-Commission-for-Women

Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women

Kimberly Sansoucy, Executive Director
51 Inman Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-349-4695
Fax: 617-349-4766
Website: www.cambridgewomenscommission.org

Newton Commission on the Status of Women

Newton City Hall, Mayor's Office
Co-Chairs: Christine McLaughlin & Kay Schmidt
1000 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-796-1110

Quincy Mayor's Commission on Women

Michelle A. Stenberg, Chair
22 Caledonia Avenue
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617-479-8371 ext. 10
(work number at Quincy hockey rink)
Email: mas77rinkrat@aol.com

Quincy Commission meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at Quincy City Hall, second floor conference room, 6:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Please note: The Commission does not meet in the months of July and August.

Somerville Commissions for Women, Human Rights, Multicultural Affairs and LGBT Community

Sonja Darai, Director
City Hall Annex
50 Evergreen Ave.
Somerville, MA  02145
Phone: (617) 625-6600, x2406
Fax: (617) 629-3040
TTY: 866-808-4851
Email: scw@somervillema.gov; sdarai@somervillema.gov

The Somerville Commission for Women meets the third Wednesday of each month at City Hall Annex, 50 Evergreen Avenue, Somerville. at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Sonja Darai at (617) 625-6600, x2406.

Springfield Commission for Women

Kateri Walsh, Chair, City Councilor
City Hall
36 Court St.
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-781-8042 (Home number)
E-mail: wkaterib@hotmail.com

Worcester City Manager's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women

Contact the Committee via Heather Gould
Dept. of Health & Human Services
City of Worcester, Human Rights Office
25 Meade St.
Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: 508-799-1175
E-mail: gouldh@worcesterma.gov