Committees

Committees and Meeting Times

All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Village Hall unless otherwise noted.

If you would like to apply to serve on a committee, click here to print an application If you are interested in being reappointed to a committee, click here to print a reappointment application Please return the completed application form to the Village Manager’s Office. Here is a printable description of each Committee Summary.

(The dates below are on a monthly basis)

Beautification Committee– To devise and implement ways and means of enhancing the beauty of the community, subject to the approval of the Village Board, and perform duties and functions as required by Chapter VIII, Article 5 of the Village Code relating to landscaping and beautification. Tuesday following the 2nd Monday at 6:30pm

Board of Appeals– Jurisdiction to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination of the Village Building Inspector in the enforcement of the Zoning Code. Meets as needed.

Board of Review(Property Tax Assessor) – Meets annually to carefully examine the tax roll and correct all apparent errors in description or computation and shall add all omitted properties.. Date is determined by the Assessor, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Brown Deer Foundation The Brown Deer Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to enhance quality of life for the people of Brown Deer. The Foundation was established in 1997 for dedicated individuals and organizations to make an investment in the community. The purpose of the Foundation, which is governed by a board of 11 directors from the community, is to receive and administer gifts for public, charitable and educational use. These gifts lessen the burdens of government, combat community deterioration, provide residents with amenities not funded by taxes, advance science and education, prevent and combat juvenile delinquency, develop and improve individuals and emphasize arts, crafts and sciences.

Building Board – To consider building permits for all structures for which a permit is required. The Board considers the various permits based on a variety of elements: building site, exterior elevations, architectural appeal, composition with surrounding and existing structures, and impact upon neighboring properties and structures. 1st and 3rd Mondays at 4:00pm

Community Development Authority – Created to act as the Housing Authority and Redevelopment Authority, with responsibilities for projects relating to blight eliminations, clearance of undesirable conditions, urban renewal and redevelopment programs. Meets as needed

Farmers Market– To coordinate and delegate functions and duties to create a successful and organized Brown Deer Farmer’s Market. Meets as needed

Finance and Public Works – To review and make recommendations to the Village Board relating to all Village expenditures for expenses and capital improvements. Wednesday after the 1st Monday at 6:00pm

4th of july– The Fourth of July Committee is involved in the coordination and delegation of functions and duties to established sub-committees that will provide orderly and traditional Independence Day activities in the Village. 3rd Wednesday at 5:30pm

Library Board – Acts as an oversight body with regards to the Brown Deer Public Library. 2nd Monday at 5:00pm at the Village Library

North Shore Board of Health – Governs the health department and assures the enforcement of state public health statutes and public health rules. Meets at least quarterly at the call of the Chair.

Park and Recreation Committee– To facilitate and guide the development and operation of park and recreation programs and facilities for the citizens of the Village. 1st Tuesday at 6pm

Personnel Committee – Responsible for the development and revision of the Employee Personnel Manual, annual review of employee salary ranges, periodic review of employee benefit packages, and assisting with performance review procedures.  Meets as needed

Plan Commission – Study and make recommendations to the Village Board in matters of proposed site plans, zoning changes, subdivision plats, and Comprehensive Plan and Official Village Map review.  2nd Monday at 6:30pm

Police Commission – Responsible for the appointment of the Police Chief and the approval of subordinate appointments to the Police Department. Meets as needed

Tourism Commission– Responsible for overseeing the collection and expenditure of room tax revenue and to make allowable expenditures for tourism promotion and tourism development. Meets as needed

Traffic and Public Safety – Responsible for ensuring the enforcement of all traffic, human rights, protection of property, and other miscellaneous regulatory ordinances. Thursday following 1st Monday at 5:30pm

Water Commission – Acts as an oversight body for the Brown Deer Public Water Utility. Water Utility expenditures are reviewed and audited by the Commission. Meets quarterly/as needed 5:30pm.

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The Village Board Chambers, located at Village Hall, is also used as the meeting location for many Village committees, boards, and commissions, and as the Municipal Court Room.