Spring 2023 Plenary Meeting Recap
On April 14, 2023, the Washington State Women’s Commission held its quarterly plenary meeting both in person in Olympia, and virtually via Zoom.
Throughout the morning, commissioners received updates & trainings from the following presenters:
Deirdre Bissonnette | Chair, Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW)
Morgan Wilson | Director, D.C. Office, Office of the Governor
Dontae Payne | Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor
Kate Reynolds | Executive Director, Ethics Board
Kristen Lamson | Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General
After a lunch break at locally owned Wagner’s European Bakery and Cafe, commissioners and staff returned to the conference space for a generative session. Their first time gathering since the start of session, commissioners had the opportunity to reflect upon the 2023 legislative session, and to determine areas of focus for the upcoming interim. During this session, under the leadership of Chair Rituja Indapure, commissioners prepared to re-launch the Women's Commission's Health, Safety, and Economic Security & Opportunity committees during the 2023 legislative interim in preparation for the 2024 legislative session.
Though the Executive Director position had not yet been filled at the time of the meeting, the Commission is happy to report that Governor Inslee has appointed Grace Yoo as the Executive Director of the Washington State Women’s Commission (read about Grace here).
The Washington State Women's Commission's next plenary meeting will take place in Bellingham, WA on July 14, 2023 (event details here).