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The Town Council consists of five members elected to serve as the legislative branch. Members are chosen by the residents of the Town and serve four-year staggered terms. The Town Council may adopt ordinances and resolutions to improve the performance of the town, and they may purchase, hold,and convey any interest in property for the use of the town. The Town Council may also adopt and use a common seal and exercise all powers that are needed for the effective operation of local governmental affairs.

The Town Council is authorized to budget and appropriate funds to provide membership for the town and the officials and members of the municipality's boards, council, departments or agencies whose purpose is the betterment and improvement of municipal operations. The Town Council is further authorized to budget and appropriate funds to pay the expenses of authorized representatives to attend the meetings and functions of organizations to which municipality belongs.

The Town Council meets at Town Hall at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of every month, except in November and December. Meetings are open to the public. Agenda materials are available to the public in advance of the meeting and live video is streamed on the website. VIDEO STREAMING>>


Brian Jessen, President representing Ward 3
JessenBrian Jessen is a Project Management and Marketing professional for almost ten years.  Currently, he works in procurement for EmployIndy, helping the long term unemployed return to work. 

He is married to Ronna Jessen and they have a son (and daughter-in-law) and daughter (and son-in-law) with one grandchild.
Education: Purdue University

Christopher Worley, Vice President representing Ward 2
Chris WorleyChris Worley has been an involved citizen with the Town of Brownsburg since becoming a homeowner here in 2004. Following Town government closely, both as an interested citizen and a reporter for a town newspaper, he became familiar with the operations of most all aspects of Town government.  He has served on the Advisory Plan Commission since 2014.

He has one son, a graduate of Brownsburg High School. His community interests include a volunteer mentoring program for the broadcast of Brownsburg High School sporting events. Chris has been a contract employee of Allison Transmission for the past 24 years.
Dennis Dawes, Member representing Ward 1
Dennis Dawes Dennis Dawes worked for Hendricks Regional Health for 40 years, 38 of those as President/CEO. Dawes serves on the boards of directors for the State Bank of Lizton, Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Donor Network and Life Centers. He is a member of Brownsburg Rotary Club and serves on the Elder Board of his church. He is married to Yao-Hsin Dawes and they have two sons and four grandchildren.
Education: Taylor University and Indiana University School of Medicine

Ashley Bacsu, Member representing Ward 4
Ashley HobbsAshley Bacsu is a small business owner and has been a Brownsburg resident for her entire life. Since October 2012, she has been the owner of CrossFit 317, which serves as the fitness home for a community of more than 80 individuals on the west side of Indianapolis and Hendricks County. Having an interest in sports for a long time, Hobbs played softball at University of Evansville and Indiana University as well as continuing to coach at IU. Switching her career path to strength and conditioning, she has worked for some of the top sports performance institutions including UCLA and Athlete's Performance. She also finished her prosthetic certification from Northwestern University in 2013 and continues to see patients at Central Brace and Limb Co (family owned O&P business) alongside her father.  

Education: M.S. Sport Science, Indiana University 2011; B.S. Exercise Science, Indiana University, 2009; Prosthetic Certificate, Northwestern University, 2013

Travis Tschaenn, Member representing Ward 5

Travis Tschaenn is a lifelong Hoosier currently working as the Director of Marketing and Recruiting for Venture Logistics. He is an active resident of Brownsburg along with his wife and three children. His wife, Krista, serves on the board of the Brownsburg Education Foundation, and their oldest children attend BCSC schools. Their youngest is a future Bulldog.

He served on Brownsburg’s Redevelopment Commission for two years and was previously a member of the Town Manager Advisory Board and the Redevelopment Authority, having served as the RDA President for one year. Travis and his family are active members at Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg.

Education: Franklin College

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