Housing Advisory Committee


  • 5:00 p.m.
  • Quarterly on the 2nd Monday of the Month
  • City Hall, 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711

Agendas & Minutes

Housing Advisory Committee agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
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Members serve 3 year staggered terms.
 Name Term Expires
Committee Position
Phone Number
Olivia Parry 4/18/2023 Citizen - Housing Partner 608-266-4270
Brian Schimming  4/18/2023 Citizen 608-220-7132
Brian McKee
4/16/2024 Citizen - Housing Development 608-271-4900
Godwin Amegashie
4/16/2024 Citizen - Housing Finance
Jennifer Clary
4/19/2025 CEDA Member
Marchelle Mertens  4/19/2025 Citizen - Multifamily 425-802-5850 
Mallory Gorman 4/19/2025 Citizen - Attorney   608-445-6123
Nate Pharmer-Eden 4/15/2025 Citizen -  Property Management 608-283-9250
Joe Maldonado 4/16/2024 Alder 414-339-4574
Joyce Frey   Staff Contact 608-270-4246


The housing advisory committee will be made up of nine members as follows: one alderperson, one Community Economic Development Authority (CEDA) member, and seven citizen members. The citizen members shall have a background in one of the following areas: housing finance, housing development, non-profit with an emphasis on housing, attorney, real estate broker or appraiser, housing expert, property management or economist. At least three of the seven citizen members shall be residents of the City of Fitchburg. A majority of members shall constitute a quorum.

Summary of Duties

The committee shall act as an advisory to the Community and Economic Development Authority, Plan Commission and Common Council.  The committee may study, research and recommend policies and actions to the Common Council and other committees as appropriate to promote affordable homeownership and rental housing, and implement the goals, strategies and action items of the Fitchburg Housing Plan.