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Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women to honor 5 women

Five local women who have made outstanding contributions to the Jacksonville community have been selected for recognition as 2012 Women’s History Month honorees by the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women. These women epitomize this year’s theme, Women in Motion.

Audrey Moran – Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility & Community

Advocacy, Baptist Health

Mary Setzler – Founder, PFC. Tavarus D. Setzler Foundation

Laine Silverfield – Former Executive Director, Dreams Come True

Ann Baker, deceased, Long-term Community Activist and Visionary

Derya Williams, deceased, Former CEO, River Region Human Services, Inc.

The Commission, in partnership with the Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida, will host a reception in their honor on Tuesday, March 13, from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

As is the commission’s tradition, each of this year’s honorees will be featured on a specially designed commemorative poster, which will be unveiled at the reception. The poster will then be placed in the UNF Thomas G. Carpenter Library where the permanent collection of commemorative posters is exhibited. The poster honorees were selected from nominations received from individuals, women’s organizations, agencies and businesses.

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