Brown County Board, Commissions, Committees and Councils featuring Appointments by County Executive
Board of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment shall have the power to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Highway Commissioner. It shall also have the power to authorize upon appeal in specific cases such as variance from the terms of this chapter. It shall interpret the provisions of this chapter in such a way as to carry out the intent and purpose of the plan as shown on the highway setback map.
Aging and Disability Resource Center Board
Administers Older Americans Act funds and other state and county funds for aging services; Oversees the development and implementation of a three year comprehensive, coordinated county aging plan that is submitted to the state; Establishes priorities for aging services; Assures that older persons have the opportunity to participate in this planning process; Provides policy direction to staff to carry out the activities of the agency; Hires and evaluates the director; Identifies senior issues and advocates for solutions to these issues.
Board of Health
The Board of Health (BOH) is a governmental structure comprised of elected and appointed community members. Its major function is to assess the health needs, establish policy and program direction, and assure that the local health services are responsive to the health needs of the community.
Children with Disabilities Education Board
The board shall have charge of all matters pertaining to the organization, equipment, operation and maintenance of such programs and may do all things necessary to perform its functions, including the authority to erect buildings subject to county board approval and employ teachers and other personnel. The board shall prepare an annual budget, which shall be subject to approval of the county board under s. 65.90 unless a resolution is adopted under sub. (9) (c), and shall include funds for the hiring of staff, the purchase of materials, supplies and equipment and the operation and maintenance of buildings or classrooms.
Criminal Justice Coordinating Board
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Board shall review, recommend, and support ongoing initiatives designed to control growth in the County's jail population. It shall form technical work groups, composed of County Agency staff and other relevant public and private sector persons, to develop and refine new policy/program initiatives. It shall recommend initiatives to the County Board for State policy changes that affect the County jail and coordinate training awareness sessions with relevant agency staff to foster support for and to facilitate implementation of the County's jail population growth management initiatives. It shall also recommend expansion of appropriate detention capacity when needed by the County.
The Brown County Board of Harbor Commissioners consists of nine members and meets on the second Monday of the month at 11:30 a.m. For more about the statutory powers and duties of the Harbor Commission, please click here.
The Brown County Housing Authority’s primary role is to oversee the Housing Choice Voucher program that is contracted with Integrated Community Solutions, as well as to issue housing revenue bonds and provide down payment and closing cost assistance to qualified potential home buyers. Our phone number is (920) 448 4423. The Brown County Housing Authority meets the third Monday of every month at 3:30 p.m.
Human Services Board
The Human Services Board advises the Human Services Director on broad policy issues, identifies service gaps, program needs, and recommend program priorities to the Human Services Director for consideration in upcoming budgets.
Land Information Council
The Brown County Land Information Council shall review the priorities, needs, policies, and expenditures of a land information office established by the board and advise the county on matters affecting the land information office. The Brown County Land Information Council shall meet on an as-needed basis.
To protect and advance the interests of the broader community by effectively governing the operations and promoting the development of the local public library. For more about the statutory powers and duties of the Library Board, please click here.
Neville Public Museum Governing Board
The Neville Public Museum Governing Board reports to the Education and Recreation Committee of the Brown County Board of Supervisors. Established in 1986, members appointed to the Governing Board ensure that the Museum is well managed and appropriately funded.
Nicolet Federated Library Board
The Nicolet Federated Library System is governed by a 17-member board of trustees representing the eight counties served by the system. Trustees meet seven times annually. â€‹All NFLS Board of Trustees meetings are held on Tuesdays and begin promptly at 12 p.m. Personnel and Executive Committee meetings begin at 11 a.m. All meetings will be the Kress Family Branch Library, 333 N. Broadway St., De Pere, WI, unless otherwise noted on the agenda.
The Planning Commission shall conduct research studies for the accomplishment of its duties, make plans for the physical, social, and economic development of the county, provide advisory services on regional planning problems to both public and private entities within the county, and prepare and adopt a master plan of the physical development of the county. It shall also adopt by resolution any plan as its official recommendation for the development of the region. It may act as a coordinating agency for programs and activities of local units and agencies as they relate to its objective. The master plan will be made with the general purpose of guiding and accomplishing a development of the region, which will best promote public health, safety, morals order, convenience, prosperity or the general welfare as well as efficiency and economy in the process of development.
Professional Football Stadium District Board
The Green Bay/Brown County Professional Football Stadium District was created by 1999 Wisconsin Act 167. The District’s jurisdiction is coterminous with Brown County, Wisconsin. Governance is the responsibility of a seven member Board of Directors with three members appointed by the Mayor of the City of Green Bay, three members appointed by the Brown County Executive and one member appointed by the President of the Village of Ashwaubenon. The legislation granted District the powers necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes and provisions of the legislation to facilitate the redevelopment of Lambeau Field – home of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.
Solid Waste Management Board
It shall be the responsibility of the Solid Waste Board to act as the policy making body relative to program policies affecting the activities of the Solid Waste Department. It shall be the responsibility of the Solid Waste Board to review major acquisitions and contracts of the Solid Waste Department. The Solid Waste Board shall keep abreast of the latest techniques, procedures, and methods that may be developed in solid waste management.
Traffic Safety Commission
The commissions shall designate a person to prepare and maintain a spot map showing the locations of traffic accidents on county and town roads and on city and village streets if the population of the city or village is less than 5,000 and to maintain traffic accident data received from cities, villages and towns with a population of 5,000 or more under s. 66.0141. Upon each review, the commission shall make written recommendations for any corrective actions it deems appropriate to the department, the county board, the county highway committee or any other appropriate branch of local government.
Transportation Coordinating Committee
Pursuant to Wisconsin Administrative Code, Trans Sec. 2.10, there is hereby created a committee to be called the “Brown County Transportation Coordinating Committee” for the purposes of coordinating Brown County’s specialized transportation services for the transportation-disadvantaged residents of Brown County.