Commission for Women and Girls

The mission of the Solano Commission for Women and Girls (SCWG) is to improve the economic status, health and social welfare, and overall quality of life for women and girls by providing community education and advisement to the Solano County Board of Supervisors. The SCWG was established on April 24th, 2018, by the Solano County Board of Supervisors, held its inaugural meeting on October 17, 2018, and now meets monthly. The SCWG has formed five committees (Executive Committee, Membership Committee, Communications Committee, and the Status Report Committee, and Events Committee). The Executive Committee meets regularly to oversee the work of the other committees, answer procedural questions, and develop the agenda for the Commission meetings. Other Committees meet as needed. The entire SCWG meets on the third Thursday of every month (except July) from 6-8 pm in the multipurpose room of the County Administration Building located at 675 Texas Street, Fairfield.  The public is welcome to attend.

Click HERE to access the history and formation of the Solano County Commission for Women and Girls

June 9, 2020 - Status Report on Women and Girls in Solano County (REPORT PDF)
June 9, 2020 - Presentation to the Solano County Board of Supervisors (VIDEO LINK)

The SCWG has been charged by the Board of Supervisors to develop a “report card” on the status of women and girls in Solano County and that is their primary purpose for 2019-2020.  The Status Report Committee has been busy gathering information from a multitude of sources and informing the SCWG of their findings, which will be released to the Board of Supervisors and the public in the winter of 2020.  To learn more about current activities of the Commission or its committees see the SCWG Facebook page or contact them at the email address listed below.

The Commission is diverse and has a full membership body with representatives from each County Supervisor, the seven cities, the Solano County Office of Education, as well as, four at large members (2 adult and 2 youth members).

District 1 Representative, Olivia Ruiz
District 2 Representative, Ana Petero
District 3 Representative, Sabine Goerke-Shrode
District 4 Representative, Jennifer Hamilton
District 5 Representative, Laura Petty

City of Benicia Representative, Gayle Vaughan
City of Dixon Representative, Mary Lou Batchelor
City of Fairfield Representative, Cornelia Gibson
City of Rio Vista Representative, Kay Kelley
City of Suisun Representative, Tiffani Thomas
City of Vacaville Representative, Judi Ruggiero-Ferrara
City of Vallejo Representative, Elease Cheek

Solano County Office of Education Representative, Rochelle Sherlock
Member at Large - Adult, Akon Walker
Member at Large - Adult, Doriss Panduro
Member at Large - Youth, Sakina Ali
Member at Large - Youth, VACANT

Laura Petty, Chair - [email protected] and (707) 759-2588 and (707) 373-7369
Jennifer Hamilton, Vice-Chair
Gayle Vaughan, Secretary - [email protected] and (707) 980-2471
Sakina Ali, Treasurer - [email protected] and (707) 416-6184

Email the commission at [email protected]
Find us on Facebook @SolanoCommissionforWomanandGirls