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Becoming a Member

The Commission for Women is composed of a total of nine members appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Both men and women may apply for appointment.

One must be a registered voter and resident of the City of Fairfax for at least one year prior to application for membership, and remain a city resident during tenure on the Commission.

The term of membership is three (3) years. One may seek reappointment to additional terms. Some applicants are appointed to finish the term of another member who leaves the Commission prior to term's end.

Date and Time of Meetings
The Commission for Women regularly meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library, Room 316, at Fairfax City Hall. The Commission often recesses during the month of August. In December, the Commission usually meets for dinner at an area restaurant.

The officers of the Commission for Women include: Chair, Secretary, and Vice Chair/Historian who also serves as Public Relations Officer. The term of office is typically, though not necessarily, one year.

The Chair prepares the agenda for monthly meetings, chairs the meetings and represents the Commission in the community and before Council.
The Vice Chair chairs meetings in the absence of the Chair.
The Secretary records minutes of every meeting and drafts correspondence as needed.

City Staff Support
The Human Services Coordinator serves as the staff liaison for the Commission for Women. The Human Services Coordinator maintains the Commission roster and distributes the agenda and minutes of each meeting. The part-time Human Services Coordinator maintains an office at City Hall and can be reached either by telephone at:  (703) 385-7894 or email

Sample Calendar of Events
January - Strategic Planning
February - Annual Report
March - Women's History Month
June - 
August - Summer Recess
September - Strategic Planning
October - Fall Festival
November - Selection of Officers