The Sturgeon Bay Common Council made a notion of acceptance at their meeting on Tuesday. Mayor David Ward and the council made a proclamation declaring June Open Door Pride Month in Sturgeon Bay. Ward read key points in the proclamation outlining goals to take pride in the city’s diversity and to be a safe, supportive, and welcoming place. The public comment portion of the meeting was filled with gratitude from Open Door Pride. Cathy Grier with the organization spoke first. She shared her gratitude for the welcoming feeling that comes with the city government’s support. She also shared what the annual proclamation has meant to area residents.
Grier accepted a plaque from Mayor Ward on behalf of the organization. Other members also shared sentiments about how thankful and proud they were of Sturgeon bay. Open Door Pride is in their fifth year of existence and is holding a virtual Pride Festival on June 26th.