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Your Support is Critical Your Voice is Welcome Appointed by the Board of Garrett County Commissioners, GCCW Commissioners are tasked with promoting a positive image of women, advise county government, advance solutions, and serve as...

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The mission of the Garrett County Commission for Women shall be to promote a positive image of women, advise county government, advance solutions and serve as a countywide resource to promote social, political and economic...

Scholarships

Scholarships Available for 2021: Applications deadline extended to May 14, 2021! Click below to find application information about women's scholarship opportunities: Maureen R. Sharps Scholarship This $5,000 scholarship is for a woman pursuing education or...

News & Updates

Check out what's happening with the Garrett County Commission for Women below. You can also view our meeting/event schedule and minutes of past meetings at our meetings page.

Welcome!

Your Support is Critical
Your Voice is Welcome

Appointed by the Board of Garrett County Commissioners, GCCW Commissioners are tasked with promoting a positive image of women, advise county government, advance solutions, and serve as a countywide resource to promote social, political, and economic equality for women.

Check out our “About” page to learn more, find meeting minutes, and see our upcoming meetings & events.

News & Updates

Check out what’s happening with the Garrett County Commission for Women below.

You can also view our meeting/event schedule and minutes of past meetings at our meetings page.

Save the Date!

June 19, 2021 from 10 AM to 12 PM, Garrett County Commission for Women will honor the 2020 and 2021 inductees to the Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame. Woman of Tomorrow Awards will also be honored. **Please note, this is a small event and is by invitation only. Live streaming will be performed.** Know a Garrett County Woman who should be honored? GCCW is accepting nominations until May 10, 2021! Click here for more information http://gccw.info/hall-of-fame/

The Garrett County Commission for Women Announces a New Commissioner

In their February 2020 session, Pam Trickett was unanimously approved for membership. Trickett was born in Oakland, attended Southern High School and topped off her official education at University of Maryland, College Park. After spending nearly 20 years in the radio and record industry, she returned to Garrett County to raise her daughter and spend time with her parents, Harold and Phyllis Trickett. Shortly after her return she became a small business owner in the county offering cleaning and home services to rentals, second homeowners, county residents and businesses. This summer celebrates 20 years with DCL Mountain Maids & Home …

The Garrett County Commission for Women Announces a New Commissioner

In their August session, Erin-Ruth Oxford de Natividad was unanimously approved for membership, and subsequently voted for approval by the Garrett County Commissioners. Natividad was additionally voted in as the GCCW Secretary. Natividad is the owner of two local small businesses, the local wedding and entertainment industries. In the Summer, she volunteers to teach children at two separate church-based camps. Additionally, Natividad supports several community advocacy and philanthropic groups. Natividad is the daughter of Douglas Oxford, Jr, SGHS Educator Retiree, and the late Susan Athey; one of the original founders of the Garrett County Commission for Women, former chair to …

The Garrett County Commission for Women Announces a New Commissioner

In their February 2020 session, Juliet Sanders was unanimously approved for membership. Sanders is an Administrative Officer for the Garrett County Health Department where she helps children and young families of Garrett County. Prior to that, she worked as a substitute teacher in the Garrett County School system for 8 years with a focus on Special Education. Sanders is also a former Board member and volunteer for the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) and the Believe In Tomorrow organization with respite houses on Wisp mountain that provide families with terminally ill children a place to be together outside of the …

The Garrett County Commission for Women Announces a Returning Commissioner

Dr. Yolanda Michelle Harman was unanimously approved for membership, and subsequently voted for approval by the Garrett County Commissioners on January 19, 2021. Yolanda Michelle Harman presently serves as Assistant Principal of Northern Garrett High School for the Garrett County Public School system. She taught at NHS and served as science chairperson from 1990 – 2013. She was also the Supervisor of College and Career Readiness for GCPS (2013 – 2017) and Supervisor of Science and Mathematics for WCPS (2017-2019). This is her 31st year in the state of Maryland educational system. Dr. Harman earned her B.S. in biology from Gannon …

2021 Hall of Fame Nominations Needed

GCCW is seeking your recommendation of an outstanding Garrett County woman for induction into the Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame.  Nominees should be women who have made outstanding contributions to Garrett County and are role models for tomorrow’s female leaders. The Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame was established in 1995 as a permanent means of recognizing the significant contributions of Garrett County’s women throughout the area’s history. Your participation in this process will provide an opportunity to recognize the many talents and contributions of extraordinary women.  The nomination packet is attached.  We hope that you will be able …

Nominations Accepted for 2020 Woman of Tomorrow Award

Now is your chance to honor an extraordinary young woman in grades 9 through 12 who has demonstrated a commitment to leadership, community service and academic excellence. Nominations for the 2020 “Woman of Tomorrow” Award are being accepted through March 30. Learn more at our Woman of Tomorrow Award page.

GCCW Scholarships Available

GCCW administers five, $500 scholarships as well as the Maureen R. Sharps Scholarship ($5,000) each year. Check out the scholarships page for more information. The deadline to apply is March 30!

Call for Nominations for 2020 Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame

The Garrett County Commission for Women is seeking your recommendation of an outstanding Garrett County woman for induction into the Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame.  Nominees should be women who have made outstanding contributions to Garrett County and are role models for tomorrow’s female leaders. The Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame was established in 1995 through the efforts of the Garrett County Commission for Women.  Its purpose is to honor local women who have made substantial or outstanding contributions to the economic, political, and cultural life of Garrett County. Up to three women are inducted each year.  Both …

Women’s Income Disparity Article in Local News

Original Article Available Here OAKLAND — Women earn “significantly” less money than men in Garrett County, according to Dr. B.J. Gallagher, chair of the Garrett County Commission for Women. “Looking at the median earnings comparisons, it is significantly less in all areas for females, compared to males,” she told the Garrett County commissioners during the GCCW’s annual report last week. Appointed by the commissioners, GCCW’s mission is to promote a positive image of women, advise county government, advance solutions and serve as a countywide resource to promote social, political and economic equality for women. Gallagher said her group is monitoring …