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.
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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.

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.

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.

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This a huge announcement impacting our community! #economicdevelopment
01/05/2021

This a huge announcement impacting our community! #economicdevelopment

I'm excited to announce that Brown County has reached a tentative agreement to purchase part of the Pulliam Plant site! This site is a vital asset not just for the greater Green Bay area, but for the economic growth potential for the Port of Green Bay - The Port of Call for All that impacts all of northeastern Wisconsin. I want to thank Mayor Eric Genrich, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation CEO Missy Hughes, and Sen. Andre Jacque for bringing all of this together by recognizing the importance of port growth and the revitalization of the Fox River waterfront. #economicdevelopment (Photo from Jeff Bollier).

#happyholidays from all of us at Brown County
12/25/2020

#happyholidays from all of us at Brown County

I want to wish everyone a very #happyholidays from my family to you and your loved ones. I hope all of you have a peaceful and joyous time, stay safe and healthy, and look out for one another.

#supportlocal #thankyou
12/25/2020

#supportlocal #thankyou

The holidays are here, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown concludes today with encouraging everyone to #supportlocal by spreading some holiday cheer. As with each year, it is important that we say #ThankYou to all our dispatchers and first responders for the important and difficult job they do! Brown County Sheriff's Office Brown County Public Safety Communications

#supportlocal #volunteer
12/24/2020

#supportlocal #volunteer

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #supportlocal by spreading some holiday cheer. With the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic, it is important that we say #ThankYou to all the health care workers for the jobs they do!

#supportlocal #volunteer
12/23/2020

#supportlocal #volunteer

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #supportlocal by spreading some holiday cheer. One of the ways is to #volunteer in Brown County with any number of organizations and charities! #volunteersneeded

#supportlocal #Holidays2020
12/22/2020

#supportlocal #Holidays2020

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #supportlocal by utilizing options to order online and have it delivered. A number of #localbusiness have ways of getting you their products like restaurants, retailers, and more! #shoplocal #deliveryfood

#supportlocal #Holidays2020
12/21/2020

#supportlocal #Holidays2020

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #shoplocal and #supportlocal libraries and independent bookstores. There are some great places here in Brown County to support and continue learning through reading with your kids. Brown County Library Lion's Mouth Bookstore Book Stop The Attic Books and Coffee Bosse's News Stand

#supportlocal #Holidays2020
12/20/2020

#supportlocal #Holidays2020

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #supportlocal by becoming a member of a local cultural organization or friends group. Supporting existing creative and cultural assets in an equitable way would lead to more engaged communities with more active street life, civic pride, and economic activity.

#supportlocal #Holidays2020
12/19/2020
Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

#supportlocal #Holidays2020

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #supportlocal #smallbusiness by attending holiday-themed #localevents. Go to: https://www.greenbay.com/events-calendar/ and find a number of fun things to do around town, along with a selection of #virtualevents to enjoy from the comfort of your own home!

#supportlocal #SupportSmallBusiness
12/18/2020
Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

#supportlocal #SupportSmallBusiness

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #shoplocal and #supportlocal #smallbusiness. A quick and easy way to inspire ideas for your gift-giving is the Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau Holiday Gift Guide: https://www.greenbay.com/blog/greater-green-bay-holiday-gift-guide/

Let's step up and help Brown County demonstrate that we need better #INTERNET infrastructure and speeds in order to comp...
12/17/2020

Let's step up and help Brown County demonstrate that we need better #INTERNET infrastructure and speeds in order to compete!

We want everyone in Brown County to test their #INTERNET speed. It's important for us to demonstrate to the Feds that we need funding to help improve our infrastructure. Head to https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/brown-county-broadband-speed-test-initiative/general-information/ to test your speed. All municipalities, community organizations, business groups, education advocates, health care organizations, and trade groups must help us spread the word!

#supportlocal #parksandrecreation
12/17/2020

#supportlocal #parksandrecreation

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #shoplocal and #supportlocal #parksandrecreation. There are some great places here in Brown County to purchase either annual passes or gifts like Brown County Parks, NEW Zoo & Adventure Park, Green Bay Botanical Garden, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Ashwaubomay Park, Brown County Golf Course, Thornberry Creek at Oneida Golf Course, Wander Springs Golf Course, Highland Ridge Golf Club, Shorewood Golf Course, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Village Green Golf Course. #stayactivestayhealthy

#supportlocal #culture #culturalawareness
12/16/2020

#supportlocal #culture #culturalawareness

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #shoplocal and support #localculture. There are some great places here in Brown County to purchase items and support #culturalawareness like Neville Public Museum, Oneida Nation Museum, Brown County Historical Society & Hazelwood Historic House, National Railroad Museum, Meyer Theatre, Civic Symphony of Green Bay, Ashwaubenon Historical Society, Heritage Hill State Park, and The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.

Thank you to Syble Hopp School and everyone for making this year's annual event at the Northern Building very special! #...
12/16/2020

Thank you to Syble Hopp School and everyone for making this year's annual event at the Northern Building very special! #herecomessantaclaus

Today, we teamed up with Syble Hopp School and Neville Public Museum to continue our tradition of helping decorate Brown County's #Christmas tree, caroling, and visiting with #santa. This year was a bit different as we participated in a virtual event. As you can see, everyone still had a wonderful time! Thank you to Supervisors Megan Platner Borchardt, Devon Wisniewski-Coenen, and Richard Schadewald for their help! #herecomessantaclaus

#supportlocal #localartists #localart
12/15/2020

#supportlocal #localartists #localart

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown continues today with encouraging everyone to #shoplocal and support #localart. There are some great places here in Brown County to purchase items and support #localartists like SAGE Green Bay, The Art Garage, Neville Public Museum's Art Annual and Artisan and Business Center at NWTC.

#supportlocal #SupportSmallBusiness #ShopSmall
12/14/2020

#supportlocal #SupportSmallBusiness #ShopSmall

As the holidays quickly approach, I want to do my part to support our communities and local economy. My own #12daysofchristmas countdown begins today with encouraging everyone to #shoplocal and support #smallbusiness. There are some great resources to help you find whatever it is that's on your list like Downtown Green Bay, On Broadway, Inc., Definitely De Pere, Military Avenue Business District, Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greater Green Bay Chamber, Ashwaubenon Business Association, Allouez Business Association, Howard Suamico Business & Professional Association, Denmark Community Business Association, Pulaski Area Chamber Of Commerce, Village of Wrightstown, Village of Hobart - Government Page. #supportlocal #SupportSmallBusiness

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach
11/20/2020

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

With the opening weekend of Wisconsin’s gun deer hunting season upon us, I encourage everyone who ventures into the woods to have a safe, healthy trip, watch out for deer and enjoy the outdoors! With COVID-19 impacting the season this year, please take proper precautions with your own deer camps: https://www.hfmhealth.org/2020/11/09/deer-hunting-during-covid-19-pandemic/

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach
11/19/2020
Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

This is an amazing story that I want to highlight from Austin Straubel Airport - Green Bay, WI

Congratulations to Jack and Donna Hill for their 50 years in business! #SmallBusiness #shoplocal 🎉🎊

#thankyouforyourservice #VeteransDay
11/11/2020

#thankyouforyourservice #VeteransDay

Happy #VeteransDay to our soldiers, both past and present. We owe you our thanks, but more than that, we owe you our freedom. #freedomisnotfree Neville Public Museum

This week is #WinterWeatherAwarenessWeek so it's time to get prepared!
11/09/2020

This week is #WinterWeatherAwarenessWeek so it's time to get prepared!

November 9th-13th is Winter Awareness Week in WI. Yes, we realize it's going to be 70 degrees today, but we also realize that within weeks, winter will have arrived to Wisconsin.

https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/wemnews/2020wemnews/20244

Some of the dangers associated with winter storms include loss of heat, power and telephone service and a shortage of supplies. To help protect your family, now is the time to put together a disaster supply kit. Here are some items to include:

• Flashlights and extra batteries
• Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and a commercial radio
• Bottled water and non-perishable food that requires no cooking
• First-aid supplies
• Fire extinguisher, smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector
• If appropriate, extra medications and baby items
• If you have an emergency heating source such as a fireplace or space heater, make sure you have proper ventilation
• Make sure pets have shelter and plenty of food and water

For additional information, contact your county or tribal emergency management office, the National Weather Service (https://weather.gov) or the state’s ReadyWisconsin campaign (https://readywisconsin.wi.gov).

#bepreparedbrowncounty

A great way to honor our veterans, active-duty military members, and their immediate families! #VeteransDay #thankyoufor...
11/09/2020

A great way to honor our veterans, active-duty military members, and their immediate families! #VeteransDay #thankyouforyourservice

#VeteransDay is coming up on Wednesday and the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is offering free admission to all veterans and active-duty military members and their immediate families, along with a 20% discount on merchandise purchases in the gift shop! Free coffee and cookies will also be available for all guests! #thankyouforyourservice #thankyouveterans

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach
10/28/2020

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

I'm proud to announce that for the first time in over 30 years, the Brown County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved my 2021 Budget Plan! This is a great plan, featuring lower property tax rates, a big reduction of outstanding debt, and continued investment in our infrastructure. #FiscalResponsibility #StrongLeadership

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach
10/26/2020

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

I'm pleased to announce the most significant breakthrough in the past 30 years for the #SouthernBridge. Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration has officially signed the Record of Decision for the South Bridge Connector project! Thank you to DOT Secretary Craig Thompson, Governor Tony Evers, Sen. André Jacque, and State Senator Rob Cowles for helping Brown County reach this milestone!

Brown County Planning Commission / Green Bay MPO
10/23/2020
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 approved the Draft Green Bay Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan Update.

What is a Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)?

A Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) covers a minimum of a 20-year period and identifies current and future needs based on population projections and travel demand. The plan is updated every five years to reflect the changing conditions within the Green Bay Metropolitan Area.

A copy of the 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan Update can be found at:

https://www.browncountywi.gov/departments/planning-and-land-services/planning/green-bay-mpo-2045-long-range-transportation-plan-update/

The Brown County Clerk's office wants to remind everyone about the deadlines for #VoterRegistration and #absenteevoting ...
10/23/2020

The Brown County Clerk's office wants to remind everyone about the deadlines for #VoterRegistration and #absenteevoting ahead of #election2020.

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach
10/22/2020

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

Kudos to the Greater Green Bay Chamber for creating an #economicdevelopment scorecard that provides metrics demonstrating the health of our area's #economy! Check it out at https://www.GreenBayMade.com

The forecast is calling for an extended period of rainfall.  #bepreparedbrowncounty
10/22/2020

The forecast is calling for an extended period of rainfall. #bepreparedbrowncounty

Forecast is calling for an extended period of rainfall. #bepreparedbrowncounty

Help make a difference in our community by participating in #drugtakebackday this Saturday, October 24th! Turn in your u...
10/21/2020

Help make a difference in our community by participating in #drugtakebackday this Saturday, October 24th! Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal.

#businessminded #COVID19 #workforcedevelopment
10/21/2020

#businessminded #COVID19 #workforcedevelopment

We know #businesses are struggling during #COVID19. We also know everything matters. If you’re looking for assistance with workforce training #grants, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is here to help. Applications will be accepted starting October 28th. Details can be found here

http://wisconsinfastforward.com/

Brown County Planning Commission / Green Bay MPO
10/20/2020
Brown County Planning Commission / Green Bay MPO

Brown County Planning Commission / Green Bay MPO

The Brown County Planning Commission Board of Directors/Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Green Bay Urbanized Area has approved the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Green Bay Urbanized Area.

What is a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)?

A Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a multi-year financial program that designates the schedule for obligating federal funds to state and local projects. The TIP contains funding information for road improvements, transit capital and operating assistance, transportation programs for seniors and individuals with disabilities, and transportation alternatives such as bicycle facilities, sidewalks, trails, and Safe Routes to School activities. The MPO staff updates the TIP annually.

A copy of the report can be found at:

https://www.browncountywi.gov/departments/planning-and-land-services/planning/transportation-improvement-program-tip/

In 2019, over $24,000,000 in federal funds have been obligated to surface transportation projects in the Green Bay Urbanized Area.

Please contact Lisa J. Conard at (920) 448-6480 if you have any questions regarding the TIP.

#FluShot2020 #covid19
10/14/2020

#FluShot2020 #covid19

It is important this year that everyone gets a flu shot. Especially as we continue to see the burden of #COVID19 in our community. That's why I got mine today! Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division for the first time is offering 2 drive-thru clinics next week for anyone to get a free flu shot, while supplies last! Check out the press release for the locations and times. #fluseason #covidseason

All Brown County residents deserve to be safe in their homes and communities! #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth #domestica...
10/12/2020

All Brown County residents deserve to be safe in their homes and communities! #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth #domesticabuseawareness

I continue to encourage everyone in Brown County to stand together against domestic violence. That's why I'm proclaiming October as #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth, and asking our community to offer support to those in need, by seeking assistance if they, or others they know, are being harmed and by recognizing the efforts of those who work to extend hope and healing to the survivors and victims of domestic violence. #domesticviolenceprevention #domesticabuseawareness Golden House Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter - The Micah Center - Wellspring Wise Women Gathering Place

Congratulations to the Graduates, Cloverbuds, and volunteers with Brown County 4-H Youth Development! #National4HWeek
10/08/2020

Congratulations to the Graduates, Cloverbuds, and volunteers with Brown County 4-H Youth Development! #National4HWeek

Congratulations to all the Cloverbuds, Senior Graduates, and Volunteer leaders from Brown County 4-H Youth Development who took part in the recent drive-through #graduation during #National4HWeek! As you can see, volunteers spaced cars on both sides of the road at the Brown County Fairgrounds, maintained distance and masked, cheering on the grads and leaders coming through. What a tremendous #celebration!

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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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