HAGERSTOWN - Brandi Koontz doesn't think that women get recognized for all of their accomplishments.
"I don't think women are treated equally," she said.
That's why she recently joined the Washington County Commission for Women. At 14 years old, Brandi is the youngest person to ever join the commission.
Brandi applied because she wanted a way of "equalizing women's rights," she said.
She and her grandmother, Mary Jane Koontz, went through the application and interview process together, and were appointed to the commission on Sept. 19.
They are the first grandmother-granddaughter team on the commission, said Mary Jane Koontz.
Brandi describes the commission as "concerned with helping the families and helping the people" in Washington County.
Brandi is part of the commission's essay committee, which runs an essay contest for students during Women's History Month in March. She also is working on a Christmas project with the commission, hoping to make a merry Christmas for a small group of children.