Dane County Equal Opportunity Commission
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ORD. AMDT. 17, 1999-2000
The commission shall advise the county executive and county board on ways in which
county government can affirmatively create equal opportunity for the county's diverse
citizenry, including county employees. This includes policy advice and oversight of
the county's efforts to provide equal opportunity pursuant to chapter 19, which
commits the county to take affirmative action to provide opportunities in employment
and county contracting for groups that have been historically excluded from the
county's workforce and contracting. The commission shall also advise and assist
the county executive, county board, and county staff to promote full participation
of traditionally under-represented populations in broader community life, including
opportunities related to employment throughout the Dane County economy, housing,
recreation, economic development, and the social and political life of the community.
The commission may initiate special projects to enhance opportunities for traditionally
excluded groups; collaborate with a wide range of individuals and organizations in
the county to provide positive means of engaging the community in equal opportunities;
and design initiatives and support existing efforts to increase cooperation and enhance
understanding among diverse populations. The commission shall also serve as a resource
for county government on matters pertaining to the county's diverse population.
The commission shall consist of nine members. In making her or his appointments,
the county executive shall give due consideration to a membership which reflects the
gender, racial and ethnic characteristics of the Dane County community, including
representatives of people with disabilities. At least two members shall be county
supervisors. No more than one member shall be a Dane County employee.