About OCCSWOkaloosa County on the Status of Women
The Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW) was established by the Board of County Commissioners in 1995. Its purpose is to eliminate barriers to achievement for women through research, education and communication, recognize and honor women who have made significant contributions toward improving the status of women and other citizens of Okaloosa County. The OCCSW has 21 members, including some appointed by county commissioners as well as representatives from various women’s organizations. The OCCSW founded the Okaloosa County Women’s Hall of Fame, which annually honors outstanding county women from past to present in displays at the Okaloosa County Commission offices, the Niceville City Council Chambers and the Crestview Courthouse. >> Click here for details.
- Okaloosa County Women’s Hall of Fame nominations accepted May 1 through July15.
- Okaloosa County Women’s Hall of Fame induction and reception is held in August.
In addition to sponsoring special activities during Women’s History month, a speakers bureau to address women’s issues and the Wall of Honor ceremony, OCCSW also partners with CareerSource and the Workforce Development board to provide professional clothing for women moving back into the workforce as part of the “Suit Up to Move Up” initiative. Monthly OCCSW meetings are open to the public. The day, time and location are the fourth Monday at 5:15 PM, Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, 34 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE, in Fort Walton Beach, unless otherwise indicated. >> Click here for news, monthly meeting info, upcoming events, and yearly events.