By Mary O’KEEFE
The City of Glendale Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is seeking two new student ex officio members. The CSW is composed of seven volunteer members, five of whom are appointed by the Glendale City Council and two student ex officio members to serve on the CSW for one year from September 2014 to August 2015.
The future vision of Glendale by the CSW is a city where the full potential of all women and girls enriches the entire community; where all women and girls have equal rights, opportunities, and choices exercised freely, comfortably and safely; where all women and girls have a strong voice and equal participation in the affairs of the community; and where diversity is celebrated.
The Commission is looking for students who are:
• High school juniors or above who are attending school including an institution of higher learning in Glendale and/or living in Glendale. Both male and female applicants are welcomed.
• Dedicated to the Glendale community.
• Passionate about helping people.
• Interested in women’s issues.
The student ex officio position affords students invaluable experience in local government and encourages community service by working on contemporary, relevant issues that affect all women in our community. The Commission meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and also organizes many events throughout the year.
Those interested can submit an application, along with a 250 to 500 word Statement of Purpose and Interest and two letters of recommendation, by July 25 at 5 p.m.
For more information and applications, visit www.glendaleca.gov/women, or contact Tereza Aleksanian at (818) 548-2000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.