City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 2-8-1996 as Ord. No. MC-3181. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Affirmative action — See Ch. 12.

Minority- and women-owned business set-aside program — See Ch. 348.

§ 102-1
Commission established. 

§ 102-2

§ 102-3
Membership; appointment; terms. 

§ 102-4

§ 102-5

The City of Camden hereby establishes a Commission on the Status of Women (hereinafter called the "Committee"). The Commission shall report to the Mayor and Council.

The Commission shall pursue the general purpose of improving the status of women in the City of Camden through coordinating, networking, advocacy, reviewing and recommending policies and legislation affecting women, advocating on behalf of women in various forms and before various agencies and other methods deemed appropriate and consistent with the general purposes stated herein.


The Commission shall consist of 15 members to be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. The majority of the Commission shall be women. The Mayor and Council President shall serve as ex officio members.


The initial appointment shall be as follows: five appointments shall be for terms of three years, five appointments shall be for terms of two years and five appointments shall be for terms of one year. All appointees by the Mayor to fill a vacancy shall serve for the unexpired term.


All subsequent appointments shall be for a term of three years.

There shall be a Chairperson appointed by the Mayor for a term of two years. The remaining officers shall be Vice Chairperson and Secretary. All officers other than Chairperson shall be selected by plurality vote of the Commission. The Commission shall have the authority to establish subcommittees reporting back to the entire body as appropriate.

The Commission shall meet on a schedule to be determined by it pursuant to the requirements of the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq.