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

#supportlocal #supportlocalbusiness #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/

This is a callout to everyone in Brown County to go test your #INTERNET speed so we can demonstrate that federal funding...
12/17/2020

This is a callout to everyone in Brown County to go test your #INTERNET speed so we can demonstrate that federal funding is needed to keep us competitive in a global marketplace.

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 #stayactivestayhealthy
12/17/2020

#supportlocal #stayactivestayhealthy

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.

#herecomessantaclaus
12/16/2020

#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 #supportlocalartists #localarts
12/15/2020

#supportlocal #supportlocalartists #localarts

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.

#SupportSmallBusiness #supportlocal #ShopSmall
12/14/2020

#SupportSmallBusiness #supportlocal #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 🎉🎊

#HappyVeteransDay #thankyouforyourservice
11/11/2020

#HappyVeteransDay #thankyouforyourservice

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

Brown County Emergency Management
11/09/2020

Brown County Emergency Management

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

As a thank you to all veterans, active-duty military members, and their immediate families, the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park...
11/09/2020

As a thank you to all veterans, active-duty military members, and their immediate families, the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park has a great offer! #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/

#election2020
10/23/2020

#election2020

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

You can make a difference! Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal across Brown County this Saturday...
10/21/2020

You can make a difference! Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal across Brown County this Saturday, October 24th! #drugtakebackday

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.

10/21/2020
Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

It was a year ago when we celebrated our inaugural #FlightofChampions. Enjoy this video from that amazing day! A special thank you to Susan Finco and the team at Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc. for putting it together. Unfortunately, the 2020 flight was postponed. However, we are working hard to ensure 2021's flight will be the best yet! #freedomisnotfree

Thank you to our major sponsors: Schneider, Wisconsin Public Service, Johnsonville, Michels Corporation, Green Bay Packers #PackersGiveBack, Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, Austin Straubel Airport - Green Bay, WI

10/21/2020
Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach

It was a year ago when we celebrated our inaugural #FlightofChampions. Enjoy this video from that amazing day! A special thank you to Susan Finco and the team at Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc. for putting it together. Unfortunately, the 2020 flight was postponed. However, we are working hard to ensure 2021's flight will be the best yet! #freedomisnotfree

Thank you to our major sponsors: Schneider, Wisconsin Public Service, Johnsonville, Michels Corporation, Green Bay Packers #PackersGiveBack, Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, Austin Straubel Airport - Green Bay, WI

#workforcedevelopment #COVID19 #smallbusiness
10/21/2020

#workforcedevelopment #COVID19 #smallbusiness

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.

Thank you Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division for offering free #flushots!
10/14/2020

Thank you Brown County Health & Human Services - Public Health Division for offering free #flushots!

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

Brown County understands the impact of domestic violence is wide-ranging, directly affecting individuals and society, he...
10/12/2020

Brown County understands the impact of domestic violence is wide-ranging, directly affecting individuals and society, here in this community, and throughout the world! #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

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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.

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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]