Hermiston city councilor Clara Beas Fitzgerald has been nominated by Gov. Kate Brown for a seat on the Oregon Commission for Women.
Beas Fitzgerald was the only Umatilla County resident on the governor’s latest list of names submitted for Senate confirmation.
The Oregon Commission for Women was formed in 1964 by Gov. Mark Hatfield to advise him on the needs and concerns of the state’s women. The commission’s stated goals today include advocating for equal treatment in the workplace and under the law, celebrating the accomplishments of the state’s women and helping women access resources and education.