Office of Equity and Inclusion 

Providing leadership to achieve racial equity and create opportunities for all.

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Important Update:  The Office of Small Business Development has transitioned to form the newly created Office of Equity and Inclusion. As a result, we are updating our website to reflect the changes; we appreciate your patience and understanding during this transition. 

Service Notice: The Office of Equity and Inclusion is closed to the public and staff will be working remotely until further notice. Staff are available during normal business hours and responding to emails and voicemails accordingly.  If you have a general question, please email us at oei@milwaukee.gov. We apologize for the inconvenience and delay and hope to be able to return to our normal service model as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.  

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View a full list of COVID-19 business resources compiled by the Department of City Development and its partners (in English and Espanol).


Welcome to OEI

Racial disparities exist in virtually every key indicator of child, family, economic and community well-being. It is critical for the City of Milwaukee government to achieve racial equity within City government itself and in the communities we serve. We must work to:

  • Build capacity and strengthen relationships so that each City department can work more effectively and collaboratively to advance racial equity, inclusion, and anti-racism;
  • Identify and change policies and practices that may be contributing to racial disparities and inequity; and,
  • Develop a shared racial equity framework with data-driven tools and measures to evaluate progress.

Racial Equity and Inclusion

The City of Milwaukee is fully committed to implementing strategies, policies, and practices designed to advance and achieve racial equity and inclusion in education, housing, workforce development, criminal justice, violence prevention, and the delivery of quality and timely government services.

Small Business Development

All businesses seeking certification as a City of Milwaukee Small Business Enterprise are required to complete an application. 

Accessibility 

The City of Milwaukee will make every effort to ensure the identification and removal of barriers to accessibility in its facilities, programs / services / activities, and/or streets / traffic for persons with disabilities.

Equal Rights Commission

The ERC is responsible for providing an internal accountability structure to ensure that City agencies design and administer programs and services in ways to address the equal rights needs of Milwaukee residents.

Featured News and Resources

Fuel Milwaukee - Race Bridge webinars on YouTube

MMAC Metropolitan Milwaukee Associaiton of Commerce - Region of Choice for Diverse Talent

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin - Racial Justice 

James E. Causey - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee's Promise project - If you want to learn more about racism, race relations or the history of oppression in the U.S., there are a host of resources and organizations.

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City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission Director Nikki Purvis 

Nikki Purvis, Chief Equity Officer

npurvi@milwaukee.gov

 


 About OEI 


 City Hall, 200 E. Wells Street, Room 606, Milwaukee, WI 53202 


 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


@  OEI General Email 


 414-286-5553 


TDD: 414-286-8547


  414-286-8547


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