Equal Rights Commission

The Equal Rights Commission (ERC) was created through The Equal Rights Ordinance—which mirrors and expands upon state and federal law. The Equal Rights Commission aims to make the City of Green Bay more inclusive and promote diversity inside and outside of City Hall. The Equal Rights Commission shall consist of nine (9) residents of the City of Green Bay, appointed from a diverse and representative cross-section of the community, inclusive of traditionally underrepresented groups, who shall be members only so long as they shall reside in the City. The membership of the Commission shall include one Alder. 


Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Recommendations to Promote Equal Housing Opportunity in Green Bay

Over the course of the ERC’s first meetings, it became apparent that housing represented a significant challenge to equality in Green Bay. A series of public hearings hosted by the ERC in 2022 showed that the city’s most vulnerable residents—racial minorities, immigrants, victims of intimate partner violence, and LGBTQ youth, for example—have faced particular struggles in accessing quality, affordable housing. Based on these hearings, the ERC crafted this report, which highlights our findings and offers a series of recommendations to ensure that all of Green Bay’s citizens have fair and equal access to housing, one key pillar of the American promise of economic security.

View the Equal Rights Commission January 2023 Housing Report (PDF)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


NameTerm StartTerm End
Alderperson Jim HutchisonMay 2022April 2024
Tara YangFebruary 2021February 2024
Stephanie GuzmanOctober 2022February 2026
Cristina OrtizFebruary 2021February 2026
Michael VinsonFebruary 2021February 2025
Marcus GrignonFebruary 2021February 2026

June 2024
Jon SheltonJune 2021June 2024
Said HassanJune 2021June 2025

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a comment to the Equal Rights Commission, please fill out the Online Comment Form or call 920-448-3147.