Cape May County Women's Commission


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 1st Thursday of the month
  • We are currently meeting in person at the college or by zoom.

Meetings are open to the public. Please contact us for ZOOM meeting information.

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Commission Members

  • Melanie Collette, County Commissioner Liaison
  • Dr. Patricia A. Gentile, Ed.D, Chair
  • Jackie Simonson, Vice-Chair
  • Krista Fitzsimons, Secretary
  • Violet Rixey, Treasurer
  • Melanie Collette
  • Jade Deluca
  • Jacqueline Fulginiti Fiore
  • Camille Fitzmartin
  • Kristin Jackson
  • Dorothy Pearson
  • Angela Rodriquez Moore
  • Jen Shivers
  • Patricia Taylor
  • Barbara Zuzulock
  • Lauren Fogarty, Legal Liaison

We currently have no vacancies.

Purpose of the Commission

  • To centralize and disseminate information
  • To consult with other organized groups and/or government agencies
  • To propose and recommend programs and policies that foster equality, achievement, justice and a safe environment
  • To provide a forum to increase the participation of county women
  • To study the needs, problems, capabilities, interests, and concerns of Cape May County women and girls
Freeholder Hayes' Letter to the Governor Supporting Equal Pay For Women

The ultimate goal of the Women's Commission is to enhance the quality of life and position of the women and girls in Cape May County.

Who We Are

The Cape May County Commissioners (formerly Board of Chosen Freeholders) created the Women's Commission on December 11, 1984. In 2016, the Commission was renamed Cape May County Women's Advisory Commission and in 2020 the Commission was again renamed the Cape May County Women's Commission.

Currently, County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes serves as liaison to the commission. The members of the commission represent various segments of the county's population.

How You Can Participate

All county residents are invited to participate and volunteer in commission activities. The commission sponsors special events and facilitates various workshops and seminars throughout the year that are advertised. We encourage all county women and girls to advise us of their needs and interests by attending our meetings. Also, we welcome your ideas for future programs.

Rules & Procedures

The Cape May County's Women's Commission has prescribed rules and procedures that all members of the board must abide by.

During any given year, the Women's Commission may find a need to amend the rules and procedures. In order to justify such a procedure, the proposed amendment(s) must be discussed with, and approved by, at least a quorum of the members. Once the members are in agreement, the existing document containing the proposed amendment(s) is submitted to the county Commissioners for their review.

Upon receipt of the County Commissioner approval, a final revised document is prepared, and sent to the County Commissioners for signature. When the final document is signed and dated, the Clerk/Administrator of the Board of Commissioners prepares a Resolution that is signed and dated signifying the revisions are accepted as written. A transmittal letter, the Resolution, and a signed and dated copy of the revised Rules and Procedures are sent to the Women's Commission for its files.