Alabama Women's Commission

Commission Mourns the Loss of Chair

It is with great sadness that the Alabama Women's Commission shares the news of the passing of our Chair of the Alabama Women's Commission, Mrs. Shawn Young of Enterprise, Alabama. Shawn was a faithful member of the Alabama Women’s Commission since 2012 when she was appointed by the Governor of Alabama. She served as Chair of the Commission for two years with a short break in between her service to fight her first battle against breast cancer. She faithfully returned to the Commission and was selected again as Chair by her fellow Commissioners before her cancer once again came back and ultimately took her life. Although it took her physical life, we know that it did not take her spirit. She was indeed “Shawn Strong.” The Commission is honored to have known and worked with Shawn for these 6 years. We celebrate her life and her contributions to the work of the Commission.