Mayor Eric Genrich's Newsletter
Mayor Genrich

City Budget

I believe the budget that was passed on November 5th by the City Council is reasonable and responsible. It balances the needs of the community with the resources we have at our disposal, working within the constraints that have been placed on municipal government by the State of Wisconsin. 

This budget reflects the desire of our citizens to invest in public safety and critical city services, while recognizing the importance of developing a resilient and inclusive community. Our city’s 2020 budget increases the number of police officers from 180 to 185 officers by July 1. This budget also doubles the amount of money committed to blacktop and joint-sealing materials, which are necessary to repair and maintain our deteriorating roads. Additionally, the budget calls for the creation of a City Resiliency Coordinator who will work to make our community more resilient to increased water levels and accelerate renewable energy and energy efficiency efforts. A Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator has also been added to the organization, which will allow us to focus more intentionally on building an organization and community that embraces the diverse backgrounds and experiences that are evident here. Finally, the budget adopted by our Common Council transfers the cost of managing the bulk of our Forestry Department to the Storm Water Utility, recognizing the importance that our city’s terrace trees play in diverting water from our storm water system. 

This budget avoids the mistakes of the past by avoiding the use of one time revenue sources to balance our books. By making the difficult decision to increase our tax rate modestly we have met our immediate needs and placed the city on better financial footing for the future. 

Shop Small

Small Business Saturday in Green Bay

I joined thousands of local government leaders by signing a city proclamation, designating this Saturday, November 30 to be Small Business Saturday. Small, local businesses all across Green Bay will be open as we begin the holiday season, and I encourage you visit them in the coming days and all year long.

More details and great deals can be found on Downtown Green Bay’s website, and remember to #ShopSmall this Saturday!

Triangle Hill Sledding

Winter in Green Bay Parks 

The Green Bay Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department is excited to offer the fourth annual Frenzy on the Fox on January 10, 2020. Find the event details here, and sign up by December 20 to save some money and guarantee the availability of a commemorative hat. In addition to this event, the community can also enjoy ice and hockey rinks, sledding and tubing hills, cross country skiing, fat bike trails, and a variety of recreation and Wildlife Sanctuary programming all winter long. Lastly, the Chill Chaser is back! During the Chill Chaser months, kids can receive prizes for simply visiting Green Bay parks! Follow the department on social media to stay up to date on all the latest: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.   

Get Involved!

The City of Green Bay has a number of boards and commissions that are populated with Green Bay citizens. We rely on the engaged citizenship of our residents to inform the decisions we make at City Hall. So if you have an interest in this community and the willingness to lend a hand in its governing, please fill out the form on our website and let us know what your interests are. If we don’t have an immediate opening we will keep your information on hand for a future opportunity.

DPW Leaf Pick Up

Stay Up to Date on City Services

Follow the Green Bay Department of Public Works on Facebook to stay up to date on leaf pick up, snow plowing and other services.

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Request for Service

Seen a problem pothole lately? Do you need a tree cut down in the city right-of-way? Try our “Request for Service” webpage to notify us and seek assistance. My office and your alders on the Common Council are elected to serve you, but you don’t always need us to act as intermediaries between you and the people who work in city government. Go right to the source, and get your concerns resolved quickly and easily.

Wilder Neighborhood Association

Citizen Engagement 

One of my priorities since being elected has been to engage with the community whenever possible. I have attended neighborhood association meetings, held “walk and talks” around the city, and conducted budget listening sessions away from city hall, and have held weekly community office hours. The information that I have taken from these events has been invaluable to me and my administration. 

I look forward to continuing this dialogue with the community. Our community office hour is typically scheduled on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30, but we do move it occasionally. Click here to find out when my open office hour will be scheduled each week.

Contact My Office

I am here to serve you. If you have any comments, concerns, or ideas please send them to my office. Contact me at any time.

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