The City of Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women is scheduled to celebrate its 25th anniversary at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28th, in the Santa Monica City Hall lobby, 1685 Main St., Santa Monica.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating 25 years of working on and advocating for issues that make a tangible difference for women and girls in Santa Monica, said commission chair Tia Skulski. “The commission has a long history of being on the cutting edge of issues, from helping found the Westside Domestic Violence Network, to helping secure a lactation station at City Hall, and advocating for the Child Protection Act, Ranked Voting, and Clean Money Campaigns.”

The reception will feature the commission’s “Outstanding Women Leaders” — women who have demonstrated personal and/or professional dedication to improving the lives of women and girls in Santa Monica.

Also on display will be recent commission projects such as the Report on the Status of Women and the Work-Life Study.

Santa Monica City Councilmembers, city staff, and past and present commissioners will be present to accept public input.

The commission’s mission is to enhance the status of women and girls in Santa Monica.

Goals are promoted through investigating, advocating for, and developing policy regarding issues relevant to women and girls, and by creating leadership and career advancement opportunities for women and girls. Information, ccs/cosw