Broome Taps Health Care, Domestic Violence, Education, Other Experts For Women's Commission

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has created a Women's Advancement Commission. The first elected female mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish said she wants input on the types of City Hall policies that could help Baton Rouge women.

“Women are joining forces nationwide to address gender inequality issues, and their voices are being heard,” said Mayor-President Broome. “When I took office, I pledged to listen, learn, and lead. The advancement of women is critical to the success of our city and is certainly a priority of my administration.”

The group includes women who work in health care, domestic violence protection, education, art, the nonprofit sector and more. One man who runs a domestic violence center will also serve in the group.

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Those who will serve on the commission include Shon Baker, Dima Ghawi, Twahna Harris, Racheal Hebert, Valerie Jackson Jones, Mary Moss, Dianna Payton, Leigh Phillips, John Price, Shanta Proctor, Valerie Richardson, Jan Ross, Summer Steib, Deborah Sternberg and Yao Zeng.

The group will meet for the first time at 10 a.m. January 31.

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