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 …

Call for 2019 Nominations for Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame

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 …

GCCW Scholarship Applications Being Accepted for 2019-2020

The Garrett County Commission for Women (GCCW) is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 academic year scholarships.  The organization is granting $500 scholarships for up to five recipients. “These scholarships help women to improve their lives which, in turn, benefits our community,” stated a spokesperson. The Commission for Women established the scholarship project to help women residents of Garrett County complete their educational requirements, leading to a degree or certificate beyond the high school level.  The scholarship may be used to attend academic or career oriented programs at a community college, a four-year institution, a graduate school, or for technical training …

Film Screening and Discussion: Heroin(e), a Netflix Original Documentary Short

Thanks to those who attended a Screening and discussion with two participants in the Heroin(e) documentary short! Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Garrett College’s Career Technology Training Center (CTTC), 116 Industrial Drive, Accident, Maryland Heroin(e) is a Netflix Original Documentary Short which chronicles the stories of three women in Huntington, West Virginia working to break the devastating cycle of drug abuse and overdose while showing a different side of the fight – one of hope. Two of the featured women, Jan Rader and Judge Patricia Keller, will be with us for the day!  Draft agenda: 8:30 Registration and refreshments 9:00 …

Share your Photos of Amazing Garrett County Women!

Submit your photos of amazing Garrett County Women & Girls! This is NOT a photo contest! Rather, we’re hoping to gather an inventory of photos of amazing women and girls to use in the Garrett County Commission for Women’s work! We know there are some amazing women and girls living in Garrett County and we want to showcase them!   Here’s what we need: We are looking for original, high resolution digital photos (color or black/white). Make sure any photos submitted were actually taken by YOU, and are not subject to copyright, trademark, or any other legally protected status. If …

2018 Garrett County Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Garrett County Commission for Women is pleased to announce the inductees into the 2018 Women’s Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 7th (registration available at:  gccw2018.eventbrite.com Register by April 4th!) This year’s inductees are the following: CAROLINE BLIZZARD Caroline is the Lead Park Ranger and Director of the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park and has been an employee of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources since 1993. A graduate of Allegany College of Maryland and Frostburg State University, she has strived to make Garrett County a better place to live while …

Garrett Participates in Statewide Voices of Maryland Women Listening Tour

The Maryland Commission for Women (MCW) conducted a series of public forums around the state inviting women in Maryland’s diverse regions and communities to talk about the challenges they encounter in their everyday lives. The Voices of Maryland Women Listening Tour was a coordinated partnership with county Commissions for Women and other organizations around the state to hold listening sessions in their communities. A listening session was held in Garrett County in September, 2016. To view the Garrett County report from the listening tour, click here.

GC Commission for Women Presents 2017 Update Report

Garrett County Commission for Women members presented their 2017 annual report during the county commissioners’ meeting November 21, 2017 at the courthouse in Oakland. “I have the pleasure of working with an amazing group of women,” GCCW Chairwoman Judy Carbone told the commissioners. “You know that because you have appointed them.” Read more

Welcome to our new website!

We are excited to share with you our new website – including our new logo!  With this face lift, we are trying to make it easier for you to find information about our efforts, activities, meetings, and events.