SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women is currently accepting applications to fill two vacancies.

The Commission was established in 1981, according to their mission statement, “to enhance the status of women in our community.” To do so, the Commission creates “leadership and career advancement opportunities for women and girls” as well as investigating advocating for, and developing policy regarding women’s and girls’ issues.

Current priorities for the Commission include raising awareness for domestic violence and other safety concerns women and girls face; identifying and publicizing resources for women and girls; and continuing to gather and analyze data concerning women and girls in Santa Monica.

In the coming year, the Commission will also be updating its five-year Strategic Plan.

To be eligible, applicants must be over 18 years of age, reside in the City of Santa Monica, and be committed to attending meetings and participating in projects.

Interested applicants are invited to attend the Commission’s regular monthly meeting on June 10 at 7 p.m. in the Ken Edwards Center, located at 1527 4th Street. The Commission meets on the second Wednesday of every month.

Application forms and additional information can be found in the Information Booth at Santa Monica City Hall, located at 1685 Main Street, and in the City Clerk’s Office, Room 102 of the same building.

Applications may also be submitted online.

To request an application by mail, call (310) 458-8211.

All applications must be submitted by noon on Tuesday, June 16. Appointments will be made by the City Council on the following Tuesday, June 23.