Tallahassee, FL (February 5, 2020) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) announced today the election of its 2020 Officers. “We welcome these new officers, who make up our 2020 executive committee. Each brings valuable perspectives from the areas of education, business, and public service, as well as a commitment to our mission of improving the well-being of Florida women and girls – and by extension, all Floridians,” says Kelly S. Sciba, Executive Director. The Commission is a non-partisan body with a focus on raising awareness and celebrating the contributions and successes of all Floridians, along with providing a collaborative platform for those seeking information on issues that affect women, girls and their families in the state.
Officers elected for 2020 are Commissioner Rita Barreto Craig of Palm Beach Gardens – Chair, Commissioner Karin Hoffman of Lighthouse Point – Vice Chair, Commissioner Nancy C. Acevedo of Winter Springs – Treasurer, Commissioner Maruchi Azorin of Tampa – Secretary, Commissioner Sophia Eccleston of Wellington – Member at Large, Commissioner Rachel Saunders Plakon of Lake Mary – Member at Large.
“I’m pleased and honored to have been selected as Chair of this dynamic group of Florida women who care deeply about improving the lives of women and girls. Throughout our 29-year history, the Florida Commission on the Status of Women has been an agent of positive change, bringing the voice, needs, and conditions of women to the forefront,” says Commissioner Craig. “With the energy and skills of our Commissioners, we’ll continue to capitalize on the momentum to advance the opportunities for women and girls in our state.”
The 2020 Oath of Office was given by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Canady during a special ceremony on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at the Florida Historic Capitol, Tallahassee, FL.