Brown County's 200th Anniversary

Brown County's 200th Anniversary Your link to history, public events and programming offered in Brown County during its 200th Anniversary in 2018.

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Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach
09/04/2020

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

Today I got a tour of the new Brown County Landfill with Brown County Resource Recovery. A tremendous amount of work has gone into getting this regional project done on time and on budget! Brown County looks forward to continuing its 40-year partnership with Outagamie County Recycling and Solid Waste and Winnebago County Solid Waste that is saving taxpayers money.

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach
09/04/2020

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

I had a great conversation with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan, Regional Director Douglas O'Brien, and Brown County HHS Executive Director Erik Pritzl about rural health care and support for continued #telehealth services.

#StayHealthyBC  #LaborDayWeekend #MaskUpWisconsin
09/04/2020

#StayHealthyBC #LaborDayWeekend #MaskUpWisconsin

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

As we head into the holiday weekend, we encourage everyone to think about how their actions might impact others, what you can do to reduce risk and how to slow the spread of #COVID19 in our Brown County community.

If you are planning on attending or hosting a gathering with individuals outside of your living unit or household, you can use this decision tool from Wisconsin Department of Health Services to help you make safe and healthy choices this weekend: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/decision.htm

Remember, even if the activity or event is outside that doesn’t mean you are safe from COVID-19. Wear a mask or cloth face covering if you are able, physically distance from other individuals not in your living unit or household, and wash your hands frequently with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Although it’s the safest option, staying home can be tough. Enjoy the weekend, but don’t take a holiday from our safety and health recommendations. Everyone can make a difference in the fight against COVID-19.

#StayHealthyBC #LaborDayWeekend #MaskUpWisconsin

It's #NationalPreparednessMonth - Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan Today!
09/03/2020

It's #NationalPreparednessMonth - Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan Today!

Today, I issued a proclamation recognizing September 2020 as #NationalPreparednessMonth in Brown County. Together with Brown County Emergency Management, we are encouraging everyone to be proactive by making a plan for your home and business, identify safe meeting places, and ensure good communication while following Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division guidance for limiting #COVID19 risk.

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach
09/01/2020

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

Applications are now being accepted for two grants available to #nonprofitorganization that serve #Veterans and their families in Wisconsin. Brown County Veterans Service Office help spread the word that applications are due September 30th at 4:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for our area to continue assisting our Veterans! https://dva.wi.gov/Pages/Entrepreneurship%20And%20Non-Profit%20Grant%20Programs.aspx

Today is officially Women's Equality Day in Brown County!
08/26/2020

Today is officially Women's Equality Day in Brown County!

Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich and I issued a joint proclamation recognizing today as Women's Equality Day in Brown County and Greater Green Bay. I was honored to be part of the League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay's 19th Amendment 100th Anniversary event! #WomensVote100

Spend some time outside connecting with wildlife and nature this weekend for free at NEW Zoo & Adventure Park
08/17/2020

Spend some time outside connecting with wildlife and nature this weekend for free at NEW Zoo & Adventure Park

There are a couple of wonderful opportunities for the public to check out the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park for free!! I encourage everyone to connect with wildlife and nature through the Zoo's engaging and interactive experiences.

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

We say #ThankYou to all our brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in the military on this Purple ...
08/07/2020

We say #ThankYou to all our brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in the military 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

Several changes have been made to the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) in response to the #COVID19 crisi...
08/07/2020

Several changes have been made to the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) in response to the #COVID19 crisis. Learn more today so you don't get disconnected!

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.

Finally, after 16 months, the new "Generations Gallery" at the Neville Public Museum is open to the public! Stop by and ...
08/06/2020
Generations Gallery

Finally, after 16 months, the new "Generations Gallery" at the Neville Public Museum is open to the public! Stop by and check it out!!

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

Our Child Support Agency is an effective investment in our future as the program increases self-sufficiency, reduces chi...
08/03/2020

Our Child Support Agency is an effective investment in our future as the program increases self-sufficiency, reduces child poverty, and has a positive effect on kids' well-being. #ThankYou #ELEVATE

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

#IndependenceDay #Happy4th #BeSafeBrownCounty
07/02/2020

#IndependenceDay #Happy4th #BeSafeBrownCounty

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.

Brown County Government
06/30/2020

Brown County Government

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This is great news that our Brown County Library will reopen its buildings for controlled access to computers by appoint...
06/29/2020

This is great news that our Brown County Library will reopen its buildings for controlled access to computers by appointment!

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.

Do you think you have #COVID19?
06/19/2020

Do you think you have #COVID19?

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

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach
06/19/2020

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

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.

#NationalDairyMonth #BuyLocal
06/16/2020

#NationalDairyMonth #BuyLocal

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

Brown County Government
06/03/2020

Brown County Government

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

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On October 26, 1818, Brown County was created by proclamation of Lewis Cass, Governor of the Michigan Territory. Brown County was named for Gen. Jacob Brown who is recognized as a hero while serving in the War of 1812 where the British tried to take our territory.

On March 17, 1835, three townships were organized in Brown County. That of Green Bay comprised all the district of country north of private claim No. 2, and east of the Fox River and Green Bay; or all that land lying north of Main Street. The first township meeting was to be held at the schoolhouse in Navarino. The township of Mason (named after Stevens T. Mason, governor of Michigan at that date) included the area of land on the east side of the Fox River, south of private claim No. 2, and the first township assembly was to meet in the courthouse at Menomineeville. The township of Howard extended from the Grand Kakalin, the other limits indefinite, on the west side of the Fox River, and the initial meeting was to convene at the house of Jacques Porlier.

Mason township existed for only one year when the township of Green Bay absorbed Navarino, Astor and Shantytown on the east side of the river and Howard the villages on the west side. In 1836, the territory of Wisconsin was organized and a general law of village incorporation was passed.

In 1838, the territorial council established the “Town of Wilcox” (named after Randall Wilcox) which included what is now De Pere, on both sides of the river, but in March, 1839, the east side became part of the town of De Pere, and the west side was again included in the town of Howard.

Thirty years after Brown County was first created, the state of Wisconsin was admitted to the union thanks to the leadership of Morgan L. Martin who presided over the second constitutional convention in Madison.

Upon the admission of Wisconsin as a state in 1848, a new town was set off from Howard and named Lawrence in honor of Amos A. Lawrence, founder of the university at Appleton, and in 1852 the town of Pittsfield was organized. By legislative enactment, on February 27, 1854, Green Bay was incorporated as a city, and on April 4, 1854, a popular vote transferred the county seat from De Pere to Green Bay. [1]

Currently, Brown County has 2 cities, 9 villages and 13 towns, along with a number of other unincorporated communities. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 616 square miles, of which 530 square miles is land and 86 square miles is water. The present boundary was established in 1852. Brown County has an estimated population of 257,897.

[1] Martin, Deborah Beaumont. History of Brown County, Wisconsin: Past and Present. Chicago: The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913. Google books. Web. 20 Sept. 2008. https://books.google.com/books?id=hz8VAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=history+of+brown+county+wisconsin&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjwuZb8iqPXAhUL6YMKHan3C3wQ6AEIJjAA#v=onepage&q=history%20of%20brown%20county%20wisconsin&f=false

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#TBT - Get a load of 'Our Brown County' history! 200 years of history on display & we are proud to be a part of it. Stop by the Neville Public Museum to catch the exhibit Brown County's 200th Anniversary
“If Tombstones Could Talk: Taking a Stand in History” Fort Howard Memorial Park Cemetery June 14th and 15th, 6:30 PM Fort Howard Memorial Park Cemetery is the setting for the first Cemetery Tour of the Brown County Historical Society’s 2017 season. The theme for our “If Tombstones Could Talk” series is “Taking a Stand in History” and the characters visitors will meet represent a wide range of time-periods and difference stances. Once these folks walked, laughed, worked, and contributed to our community. Now they are a memory of yesterday. Hear their stories – take a step back to their time. Come, visit us at the Fort Howard Memorial Cemetery Walk, and discover how these historic residents of Green Bay took a stand in history! The Brown County Historical Society and Fort Howard Memorial Park Cemetery are sponsoring this event. This is a guided walking tour that takes place outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Lightweight portable lawn chairs are recommended. COST: $7.00 – Individuals $18.00 – Families (2 adults with up to 4 children 16 & under) Reservations Requested Walk-Ups are Welcome! To reserve your spot as an individual or group, please call 920/437-1840 Or E-mail us at [email protected]