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  • Syracuse Commission for Women
    The Women’s Commission, first established in March of 1986 by Mayor Thomas G. Young, exists as an advisory body to the Mayor on women’s issues and interests. The Commission represents many professions, ages, and areas of the city. Women’s commission members are appointed by the Mayor to serve for a term of two years, and meet quarterly.
    The purpose and goal of the commission is “to realize the rights of women of all ages to equal opportunity and participation in the affairs of the community; to ensure women of all ages freedom from discrimination based on gender and to assure them of the benefits of equal opportunity and the full utilization of their talents to promote their educational, health, economic and social well-being.”

    Honoring the Woman of the Year  
    Mayor Miner and the Syracuse Commission for Women honored Daryl Files as the 2013 Woman of the Year on March 27th at a ceremony in the Atrium at City Hall Commons. Photos | Video 
     
    Mayor Miner and the Syracuse Commission for Women honored Linda Donalson (Hicks) as the 2012 Woman of the Year on March 28th at a ceremony in the Atrium at City Hall Commons.
    The Women’s Commission presents the annual award to: “An unsung heroine who has made a difference in her community, who has acted as a role model for other women, and who has otherwise enhanced the lives of the citizens of the City of Syracuse.”   Woman of the Year 2011
    Other nominees were: • Daryl Files •  Lisa ChelenzaMargaret Charters Michelle Walker Sister Dolores Bush and Sister James Peter RiggeoVeronica Clanton Deborah Ann Willis

    The 2011 award was presented to Grace Flusche, an active volunteer with refugee children, and a founder of the Westcott Cultural Fair.
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