Expiration Date Member Last First
6/30/2021 Jenike Samatha
6/30/2021 Kelley Quinn
6/30/2021 Knoblauch Alexis
6/30/2021 Lambrinides Isabella
6/30/2021 Maloney-Noyes Sylvia
6/30/2021 Meng Claire
6/30/2021 Mengel Claire
6/30/2021 Murray Abigail
6/30/2021 Porter Yasmeen
6/30/2021 Prakash Deeya
6/30/2021 Gaertner Mary
6/30/2021 Keller Patty Raube
6/30/2021 Kowatsch Adrijana
6/30/2021 Macon Tina
6/30/2021 Moore Jennifer
6/30/2021 Rice Lesli
6/30/2021 Rich Dr. Megan
6/30/2021 Saperstein Rina
6/30/2021 Schwab Kathy
6/30/2021 White Vanessa
6/30/2022 Bertels Andrea
6/30/2022 Bishop Lauren
6/30/2022 Boone Hannah
6/30/2022 Boykins Valerie
6/30/2022 Bruns Patricia
6/30/2022 Klocek Priya
6/30/2022 Shelley Rosalyn
6/30/2022 Shoemaker Amanda "Mandy"
6/30/2022 Tiani Vessah Marthe Laetitia
6/30/2022 Wineberg Mary



The Commission shall make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and local government jurisdictions to eliminate any distinction, exclusion, or restriction made on the basis of sex, which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of marital status, on the basis of equality between men and women, of human rights or fundamental freedom in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil, or any other field.

The Commission shall facilitate partnerships between government, nonprofit, and business, which will support the mission of the Commission on Women and Girls.

The Commission shall promote and encourage women to seek leadership positions in society, and help girls to develop leadership skills.

The Commission shall develop public information and/or education campaigns to support the mission of the Commission on Women and Girls.

Establishing Authority:

A resolution adopted by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) of Hamilton County, Ohio, July 19, 2017.


The Commission on Women and Girls shall consist of twenty (20) members and ten (10) student members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and organized as follows:

  • The membership shall consist of community members with either professional expertise or personal experience relating to the issues of economic development, human resources, healthcare, violence against women, education, communications, and leadership development as they relate to women and girls.
  • The members shall be diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, vocation, socio-economic status, ability, age, and political affiliation.
  • The members shall be residents of Hamilton County.
  • Each of the three members of the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator, and the County Human Resources Director shall be ex officio members, and will not count toward the roster of 20 members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.
  • In addition to the members, the Board of County Commissioners will select 10 students under the age of 18 who are residents of Hamilton County to serve as student members. The 10 student members shall be diverse in terms of age and level of education. The student members will serve for a term of 1 year and have all the rights and responsibilities of the other members of the Commission on Women and Girls.

Members shall be appointed for two-year terms. The terms of the board members shall be staggered so that each year, ten members will be eligible for either renewal of their terms or replacement by a new board member.




Commissioner Driehaus
138 E. Court Street, Room 603
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Phone: (513) 946-4406
Fax: (513) 946-4404
Email: Denise.Driehaus@hamilton-co.org

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