The mission of the Commission on the Status of Women is to improve the quality of
life for women in Greensboro.
Commissioners serve three-year terms and work with local, state and national organizations, communities, and businesses on issues that affect the quality of life for women. The commission makes recommendations to City Council for actions it deems necessary to improve and uphold the opportunities for all people regardless of gender. Learn more about applying to boards and commissions.
Review the full list of commission members (PDF) (MS Word). All meetings are open to the public, and subcommittee volunteers are needed.
Commission on the Status of Women Committees/Programs
CSW Chair: Deborah Goddard - 336-375-3852
CSW Vice Chair: Vacant
Services to the Aging
Chair: Commissioner Joyce Jasper-Morant - 336-202-2421
Strives to improve the quality of life for Greensboro's senior community by providing access to information on agencies, programs, resources, and services available.
Women and Education
Chair: Michelle Lucas-Patrick - 336-501-5347
Identifies and addresses barriers faced by women to pursue and access educational opportunities to maximize their potential.
Women and Equality
Educates the community about gender-based disparities resulting from gender bias and assist women in achieving favorable resolutions when subjected to such bias.
Balance and Health
Chair: Catherine Sevier - 336-897-7014
Studies topics affecting women's health and develops programs to educate women on health-related issues.
Women and Violence
Chair: Commissioner Brenda White - 336-587-0141
Seeks and implements strategies to eliminate domestic violence in Greensboro.
Leadership Through Service
Chair: Commissioner Deborah Goddard - 336-375-3852
Prepares a leadership roster of women engaged in community service to promote the betterment of women in Greensboro.
Breast Density Awareness Program
The Commission on the Status of Women supported efforts to pass a 2013 law requiring mammography providers notify women about breast density and the limitations of mammography in finding cancer in dense breast tissue, ensuring women receive information about supplementary screenings and tests.