§ 2.2-2630

Council on Women; purpose; membership; terms; chairman

A. The Council on Women (the “Council”) is established as an advisory council, within the meaning of § 2.2-2100, in the executive branch of state government. The purpose of the Council shall be to identify ways in which women can reach their potential and make their full contribution to society and this Commonwealth as wage earners and citizens.

B. The Council shall consist of 18 members from the Commonwealth at large and one of the Governor’s Secretaries as defined in § 2.2-200, ex officio with full voting privileges, all to be appointed by the Governor. Appointments shall be for terms of three years, except appointments to fill vacancies, which shall be for the unexpired terms. The ex officio member shall serve a term coincident with his term of office. A majority of the membership of the Council shall constitute a quorum.

C. The Governor shall appoint the chairman of the Council.


1970, c. 685, § 9-116; 1972, c. 632; 1985, cc. 448, 497; 1991, c. 563; 2001, c. 844; 2012, c. 502.


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