Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Katie Buckland, Mullen Ave., to the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
The Writers Guild Foundation (WGF) executive director was appointed to the non-partisan state agency last month. The 17-member commission consists of seven Public Members who are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate.
“The Commission’s goals and mission to promote and educate the public on issues affecting women and girls, from economic equity to access to health care and protection from violence, are intrinsically aligned with my own core values,” she said.
Prior to joining WGF in 2013, she headed the California Women’s Law Center, which addressed issues such as domestic violence and reproductive rights.
She’s held positions at the City Attorney’s office, where she spearheaded the Neighborhood Prosecutor Program and the Democratic National Committee. Buckland earned her Juris Doctor from UCLA, Hastings College of the Law. She lives in Brookside with her son. Other Public Members of the Commission include actress Geena Davis.