Status of Women in Monterey County
with guest speaker
County Superviser Jane Parker
Join Supervisor Jane Parker for a discussion about the status of Women in Monterey County. Too many of our friends, neighbors, and colleagues are struggling but the good news is that when women step up into formal leadership roles, things get better for everyone. The 30% Solution theorizes that we only need to reach a goal of 30% women in leadership positions in order to see the institutional change that will best support women. Many of you are already leaders, doing critically important work in our community. It's time to spread some of this leadership out of the volunteer and non-profit sector and into the business, management, and political sectors.
Jane Parker is proud to serve Monterey County as the Fourth District County Supervisor.
Her priorities as Supervisor include responsible land-use policy, equitable healthcare access and high quality healthcare services, water and mass transit solutions, increased accountability and customer service for County services, and an emphasis on preventive policy as it pertains to social and law enforcement issues.
As County Supervisor, Jane is especially proud that her leadership has resulted in fundamental changes in the culture of County government. Board Agenda packets are now posted online demonstrating an expectation of transparency in staff recommendations to the Board. The Board conducted and established an ongoing process for formal performance evaluations of the Chief Administrative Officer and other direct reports for the first time ever. A portion of District 4 (Salinas) was selected as one of 8 cities by the White House to participate in a National Forum on Violence Prevention bringing much needed federal resources to bear. The County is now one of four in the state to claim a progressive Lactation Accommodation policy for its employees. For the first time in memory the Board rejected two inappropriate subdivisions in North County. These are just a few of Jane’s many successes achieved in a relatively short period of time. Jane has made it a point to understand the perspectives and priorities of her colleagues and work with them to achieve common goals.
February 7, 2018, Bay Park Hotel, Crazy Horse Restaurant, 1425 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA.
For more information, contact Program Chair Patti Fagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.