Brown County Government

Brown County Government Brown County is the 4th largest county in Wisconsin. The mission of Brown County government is to provide our citizens with a high level of responsible and efficient public services that support the health and well being of our residents.
Brown County, with a population of 245,000, is the 4th largest County in Wisconsin. We offer a locale that is rich in history, industry, agriculture, entertainment, and much more.
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Here you will find exciting events, news, and community updates about Brown County, Wisconsin. Follow us on twitter @browncountywi

Mission: The mission of Brown County government is to provide our citizens with a high level of responsible and efficient public services that support the health and well being of our residents.

08/11/2020
Brown County Planning Commission / Green Bay MPO

Brown County Planning Commission / Green Bay MPO

The Brown County Planning Commission/Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Green Bay Urbanized Area has released the Draft Major Amendment #3 to the 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Green Bay Urbanized Area. Public comments are welcome by August 26, 2020.

A digital version of the amendment can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

http://www.public.applications.co.brown.wi.us/Plan/PlanningFolder/Transpotation/TIP/2020-2023%20Major%20Amendment%203%20to%20the%20TIP.pdf

Thank you to everyone who served this great nation on this Purple Heart Day!
08/07/2020

Thank you to everyone who served this great nation on this Purple Heart Day!

Today we observe Purple Heart Day in honor of the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. Over 1.8 million Purple Heart medals have been presented to service members since the award was created back in 1782.

Brown County salutes all veterans and active military, in part, through its Honor Rewards Program: https://honorrewards.com/?page_id=1679

Don't Get Disconnected! Apply for Energy Assistance Today!Several changes have been made to the Wisconsin Home Energy As...
08/07/2020

Don't Get Disconnected! Apply for Energy Assistance Today!

Several changes have been made to the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

1. Energy Assistance applications for the 2019/2020 season will now be accepted through September 30, 2020.
2. Eligibility is now based on a household’s previous one month of income, rather than three months of income. This move was made to ensure those who are recently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are able to receive assistance quickly.
3. All Energy Assistance appointments will be conducted by phone until further notice.

How to Apply for WHEAP Energy Assistance:

View the complete program details on our website: https://www.browncountywi.gov/departments/community-services/economic-support-services/services/energy-assistance-wheap/.

A new online application is available here: https://energybenefit.wi.gov/

For more information, call Brown County Health & Human Services at (920) 448-6460.

The "Generations Gallery" at the Neville Public Museum is now open! Check it out today!!
08/06/2020
Generations Gallery

The "Generations Gallery" at the Neville Public Museum is now open! Check it out today!!

Explorer Wednesday: Amazing Dinosaurs Explorer Wednesday: Sugar Skull Jars Explorer Wednesday: Thanksgiving more events ...

#ThankYou to all our Child Support Agency staff!
08/03/2020

#ThankYou to all our Child Support Agency staff!

Today, I am issuing a proclamation recognizing August as Child Support Awareness Month in Brown County. Our Child Support staff is made up of dedicated men and women who are the unsung heroes of economic security and social service programs that impact the lives of hundreds of children and their families in our community. #ThankYou #ELEVATE

07/27/2020
Let's Go Wisconsin: Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Let's Go Wisconsin! Do your part to help prevent the spread of #COVID19 Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division #BeSafeBrownCounty Festival Foods

https://youtu.be/AePXPfVNd7I

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in Wisconsin, a diverse coalition of the state’s leading advocacy organizations have partnered on a message to t...

#BeSafeBrownCounty #Happy4th
07/02/2020

#BeSafeBrownCounty #Happy4th

Before you head out on this #FourthofJuly holiday weekend, I would like everyone to take time to reflect on the reason for this holiday.

#IndependenceDay is an important reminder of the freedoms we enjoy, and the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to make it possible.

If you choose to head out this weekend, I urge you to do so safely and responsibly. That includes:

• Always social distance by staying at least six (6) feet from others.
• Avoid gathering with others outside of your household. If you choose to gather and can’t social distance, then please wear a mask or other face covering.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• Bring hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to use if soap and water are not available.

Help Brown County keep children safe by becoming a foster parent.
06/30/2020

Help Brown County keep children safe by becoming a foster parent.

Our Brown County Library is committed to a safe experience and we look forward to seeing visitors again!
06/29/2020

Our Brown County Library is committed to a safe experience and we look forward to seeing visitors again!

I’m excited that the Brown County Library will reopen to the public for computer access by appointment! This is great news for our community to access high-speed Internet for free in order to connect individuals to jobs, services, or to educate and engage with their children. Go to browncountylibrary.org for more details.

Important health and safety tips from Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division
06/19/2020

Important health and safety tips from Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division

Do you think you have #COVID19? If you think you are sick or that you might have symptoms, follow guidance about when to call your doctor:

*Monitor your symptoms
*Call ahead before visiting your doctor
*Stay home. If you must leave your house, avoid close contact with others when you’re out and wear a mask or face covering
*If you get tested, do not go to work or out in public until you know the results of your test.

Most people who get #COVID19 can take care of themselves at home. If you need to see a doctor, take precautions to protect yourself and others around you.

Learn more here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

#StayHealthyBC

#BeSafeBrownCounty
06/19/2020

#BeSafeBrownCounty

It’s #fathersday2020 weekend and I understand that this holiday means something different to everyone. Whatever it is that you do to recognize #fathersday, please do so safely by practicing social/physical distancing, wearing a mask or cloth face covering, and avoiding large groups of people outside of your home to protect the health and well-being of those more vulnerable to #COVID19. Also, look for posters from the Reopening Brown County guide to learn if the business you are patronizing is taking proper steps to safeguard you and their staff.

Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division
06/19/2020

Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division

As restaurants and bars start to open back up in Brown County, please keep in mind the following considerations to help keep our community safe and healthy:

The more an individual interacts with others, and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of #COVID19 spread. The risk of #COVID19 spread increases in a restaurant or bar setting as follows:

• Lowest Risk: Food service limited to drive-through, delivery, take-out, and curbside pickup.
• More Risk: Drive-through, delivery, take-out, and curbside pickup emphasized. On-site dining limited to outdoor seating. Seating capacity reduced to allow tables to be spaced at least 6 feet apart.
• Even More Risk: On-site dining with both indoor and outdoor seating. Seating capacity reduced to allow tables to be spaced at least 6 feet apart.
• Highest Risk: On-site dining with both indoor and outdoor seating. Seating capacity not reduced, and tables not spaced at least 6 feet apart.

Learn more about how you can slow the spread and protect yourself and others here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/business-employers/bars-restaurants.html

What has your experience been like with our local bars and restaurants? Have you dined-in lately or are you sticking with takeout and delivery?

#StayHealthyBC #ResilientWisconsin

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach
06/19/2020

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

Today, Brown County, Wisconsin, and our nation will formally observe Juneteenth, long celebrated in the African American community as a commemoration of the day, 155 years ago, on which enslaved African Americans in Texas learned of their freedom from bondage. This year’s Juneteenth celebration comes at a moment of deep reckoning in our nation, as communities like ours across the United States wrestle with the reality and legacy of institutional racism.

This is a day of remembrance, contemplation, and continuing action. We all must ensure that everyone who lives, works, and plays in Brown County is treated with respect and have the support they need to be safe, appreciated, and thrive.

As President Obama said, “Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory or acceptance of the way things are. Instead, it’s a celebration of progress. It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, things do get better. America can change.”

I encourage everyone in Brown County, Wisconsin, and our nation to commit ourselves to be active participants in the struggle to eliminate racism.

Village of Ashwaubenon
06/16/2020

Village of Ashwaubenon

THE CHALLENGE IS STILL ON!! The Village of Suamico has challenged Brown County Government municipalities to a friendly inter-governmental competition where everyone wins by obtaining a 100% Census response rate! The 2020 U.S. Census will determine congressional representation, direct hundreds of billions in annual federal funding, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. Here is the most up-to-date Census response data of some municipalities in Brown County (6/14/20).

Help Ashwaubenon lead the way to 100% by responding to the Census here: https://my2020census.gov/
1. Village of Allouez - 84.8%
2. Village of Suamico - 83.5%
3. Town of Lawrence – 83.3%
4. Village of Howard - 82.1%
5. City of De Pere - 81.3%
6. Town of Ledgeview - 78.1%
7. Village of Wrightstown - 77.4%
8. Village of Bellevue, Wisconsin - 77.2%
9. Village of Ashwaubenon - 76.3%
10. Village of Hobart - Government Page - 74.3%
11. City of Green Bay Government - 70.2%

#NationalDairyMonth #ProudlyWisconsin
06/16/2020

#NationalDairyMonth #ProudlyWisconsin

June is #NationalDairyMonth and while we don’t have our annual Breakfast on the Farm this year, I wanted to look back on the event from last year. I presented a proclamation to DenMar Acres, LLC., Dennis and Mary Zirbel, and their family on Agriculture Day. In Brown County, agriculture provides for over 17,000 jobs and generates $4.6 billion in economic activity. I look forward to next year’s event and hope everyone continues to support our dairy farmers! #ProudlyWisconsin #BuyLocal

#StayHealthyBC #ResilientWisconsin
06/09/2020

#StayHealthyBC #ResilientWisconsin

Parents: Sudden changes in routine, as well as being home all the time can be hard for children.

Signs of stress include:

Excessive worry or sadness
Unhealthy sleeping or eating habits
Difficulty with attention and concentration

Find tips for talking with your child about #COVID19 here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/share-facts.html

#StayHealthyBC #ResilientWisconsin

06/04/2020

Resch Expo Topping Out Ceremony

Join Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach and Ashwaubenon Village President Mary Kardoskee for the #FacebookLive Top...
06/03/2020

Join Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach and Ashwaubenon Village President Mary Kardoskee for the #FacebookLive Topping Out Ceremony for the new Resch Expo Center tomorrow at 7 a.m. right here.

06/01/2020
Brown County Emergency Management

#BePreparedBrownCounty

June is here, and that means warm weather with it. Please take the precautions to stay cool in the hot weather. Tomorrow could be 90 degrees or more, so please follow some tips below:

Tips for staying safe during extreme heat:
• Stay cool — Remain inside air-conditioned buildings as much as possible during the hottest parts of the day and avoid direct sunlight.
• Stay aware — Watch for signs of heat-related illnesses, such as weakness, dizziness, nausea, and muscle cramps. If symptoms don’t improve, seek medical attention.
• Stay hydrated — Drink plenty of water. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink!
• Stay informed — Pay attention to local weather forecasts and extreme heat alerts.

#BePreparedBrownCounty

#BePreparedBrownCounty
05/28/2020

#BePreparedBrownCounty

We certainly don't want to sound like a broken record, but with water levels being where they are, it is important to remain vigilant in our Flood Preparedness. With the possibility for storms, there is always a chance for localized flooding.

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north-central and northeast Wisconsin.

DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms will bring locally heavy rain to the area today. Severe thunderstorms are not expected. Portions of central, east-central and northeast Wisconsin could receive one to two inches of rain and experience flooding of urban areas, small streams and basements. Locally greater rainfall totals approaching 3 inches will be possible across portions of central Wisconsin
through mid morning.

#BePreparedBrownCounty

Brown County encourages businesses, event sponsors, and others to maintain distancing measures and engage in best practi...
05/26/2020

Brown County encourages businesses, event sponsors, and others to maintain distancing measures and engage in best practices for safe social interactions. #bcreopening

I am encouraging all businesses, event sponsors, and others to check out Brown County's Reopening Guide.

https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/covid-19/general-information/

These recommendations from Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division will help businesses communicate to the public that they are following a plan to maintain safety for its patrons and their staff. #bcreopening

Enjoy this weekend, but remember what it means #MemorialDay2020 #FreedomIsNotFree
05/22/2020

Enjoy this weekend, but remember what it means #MemorialDay2020 #FreedomIsNotFree

Our community owes a debt of gratitude to those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this great nation. While Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division recommends people avoid mass gatherings, we can still honor and express our sincerest gratitude to those soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coastguardsmen that gave their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.

Please take time on #MemorialDay2020 to watch the United Patriotic Society's Wreath Laying Ceremony virtually at the Brown County Veterans Service Office page on Monday at 4 p.m. #FreedomIsNotFree

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach
05/20/2020

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

I want to clarify the actions of the Brown County Board of Supervisors from Monday, May 18, 2020. That evening, the Board voted to extend the declaration of a local state of emergency in Brown County originally approved on March 18, 2020. What the local state of emergency does is directs and authorizes me to approve Brown County accessing resources provided by the state and federal government in order to quickly respond to the #COVID19 pandemic. That is all it does. This procedure does not institute any sort of shutdown order for businesses, entities, or individuals. There is no ‘Safer at Home’ order in place, that is a separate order with different requirements.

The folks at Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division realize there have been big changes in the la...
05/19/2020

The folks at Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division realize there have been big changes in the last week that potentially significantly impact your respective business operations and affiliates. A ‘virtual town hall’ has been scheduled tomorrow (Wednesday) from 8:30am-12:30pm to be available to answer specific questions that you or your members may have in understanding the CDC and the WEDC’s recommendations as it applies to you. A Webex virtual conference link has been established for you to either call in or participate virtually.

Virtual Conference: https://bcwi.webex.com/bcwi/j.php?MTID=maac26a11e9cf0bdc682c17353e0fedc6

Password: HjsTx672Jd9

Or join by phone:
+1-415-655-0003 United States TOLL
Access code: 610 034 208

Agenda
8:30am-8:35am: Welcome
8:35am-8:45am: General Guidelines for Reopening
8:45am-9:25am: Restaurants
9:25am-10:00am: Hospitality/Lodging
10:00am-10:20am: Retail
10:20am-10:40am: Entertainment/Amusement, Gyms and Fitness Centers,
Hair and Nail Salons
10:40am-11:00am: Outdoor Gatherings and Outdoor Recreation
11:00am-11:20am: Professional Services and Public Facilities
11:20am-11:40am: Construction and Manufacturing
11:40am-12:00pm: Agriculture
12:00pm-12:20pm: Transportation and Warehouse/Wholesale Trade
12:20pm-12:30pm: Wrap Up

Each sector has been allotted a specific time frame to ask questions about reopening in Brown County. Attendees can use the time allotted to ask questions about reopening in Brown County.

Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division
05/18/2020

Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, we are temporarily suspending #COVID19 testing at our Casa ALBA Melanie location today (Monday May 18th, 2020).If you had an appointment, please look to reschedule on Thursday or Friday. You can reschedule your appointment by calling 2-1-1-- their hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Monday-Friday. You can also visit www.StayHealthyBC.com to schedule an appointment at any time.

We will resume testing tomorrow (Tuesday May 19th, 2020) as long as the weather permits.

The Resch Center testing site will remain open.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We appreciate your flexibility. We will continue to update everyone throughout the day if things change.

#StayHealthyBC

Address

305 East Walnut Street
Green Bay, WI
54301-5007

General information

Agriculture Brown County has an excellent agriculture production area and agribusiness is of tremendous importance to the community. Dairying is the largest income generator, although canning, cash crops, and other livestock also contribute substantially to the income in this area. County Courthouse In 1992, Brown County completed a ten million dollar project to restore and refurbish its courthouse. At the time it was originally dedicated in 1911, the newly built courthouse in Green Bay, Wisconsin was described by the newspapers as being "unsurpassed in the State". Education Brown County offers higher education opportunities at three major institutions: The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, St. Norbert College and Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College. Industries Brown County is composed of 13 townships, nine villages and two cities, of which Green Bay is the largest. It is one of the most progressive and rapidly growing cities in Wisconsin while still retaining some of the most beautiful and charming residential suburbs. The largest employer in Brown County is the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin: Business/Development Corp. Our community is home to two of the largest insurance companies in the State of Wisconsin. The principal industry of Green Bay is that of paper-making. The city has four large paper mills, three pulp mills and four paper-converting companies. These mills specialize in tissue papers, such as toilet paper, towels, napkins and tablecloths, with some wrapping and printing papers, and in chipboard for the manufacture of boxes, all of which are used throughout the nation. Green Bay is the largest cheese processing, concentrating and shipping center in the U.S. Green Bay is home base for one of the nation's most recognized environmental quality paper converters and recycling companies. In fact, the recycling industry is fast becoming a sizable economic force in new jobs: paper, plastics, and wood products are all being recycled/processed locally. Brown County is also the home of an internationally recognized manufacturer of custom log homes. Other important industries are furniture factories, automobile parts plants, cold storage plants, dairy products plants, fisheries, meat processing, machinery production, transportation and national communications are all located here within. Green Bay Packers Green Bay holds the distinction for being nicknamed "Titletown, U.S.A." because of their domination of professional football throughout the 1960's. Packer football has been synonymous with leadership, talent, and winning. Thanks to the likes of Lombardi, Starr, Taylor, Davis, Nitschke, and numerous others who are today, enshrined in the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. The Green Bay Packers have captured the National Football League Championship on 14 occasions including the Super Bowl I, II, ###II and XLV. League Championships 1929, 1930, 1931 (League Champions) 1936 Green Bay -- 21; Boston -- 6 1939 Green Bay -- 27; New York Giants -- 0 1944 Green Bay -- 14; New York Giants -- 7 1961 Green Bay -- 37; New York Giants -- 0 1962 Green Bay -- 16; New York Giants -- 7 1965 Green Bay -- 23; Cleveland -- 12 1966 Green Bay -- 35; Kansas City -- 10 (Super Bowl I) 1967 Green Bay -- 33; Oakland -- 14 (Super Bowl II) 1996 Green Bay -- 35; New England -- 21 (Super Bowl ###II) 2010 Green Bay -- 31; Pittsburgh -- 25 (Super Bowl XLV) Tourism & Recreation Brown County boasts numerous tourism attractions which include: Heritage Hill State Park, the N.E.W. Zoo, The National Railroad Museum, the Packer Football Hall of Fame, Bay Beach Amusement Park, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, the Green Bay Community Theatre, the Neville Public Museum, Hazelwood Historical House Museum, and others too numerous to mention. Brown County also operates an 18-hole Golf Course, rated one of the best in Wisconsin! The Fox River is once again becoming a major attraction for water sports, sport fishing and walleye hatchery. Much of the success is due to the improvement of the water's quality and waterfront development/planning. Transportation The Green Bay area is the transportation hub of Northeastern Wisconsin. Our highway system has the only complete beltline in Wisconsin. Together with rail and port facilities, there is excellent cargo service provided by Wisconsin Central. Many trucking firms haul cargo out of Green Bay, with some of the nations largest having headquarters or terminals located within our boundaries. Brown County has one of the finest harbors on the Great Lakes, and the Port of Green Bay is an international port for domestic and foreign trade. Ocean vessels also call at the Port of Green Bay on a regular basis. The marine tonnage entering the harbor has annually averaged more than 143 ships and 1,637,776 tons. Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport is owned by Brown County and was named in honor of Lt. Col. Austin Straubel, a Green Bay native, killed in action while serving in the U.S. Air Corps in the South Pacific in 1942. Austin Straubel International Airport is the third largest airport in the State of Wisconsin and has title to 1,500 acres.

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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(920) 448-4001

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