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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>>

Travis Tschaenn, President, 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.

Travis 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

Dennis Dawes, Vice President, 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

Jeff Gracey, Member, representing Ward 2

Jeff GraceyJeff Gracey is the owner of Hyperion Life Safety, which provides installation and service of fire alarm and security products. Jeff and his wife, Tina, chose Brownsburg as the place they wanted to raise their family. They have eight children and 13 grandchildren. Four of their children have graduated from Brownsburg Schools; they currently have a son at West Middle School. Jeff has been involved with various youth sports leagues over the years and has served as both a coach and board member for the BJFL. Additionally, Jeff served on the Redevelopment Commission in 2019.

Education: United States Marine Corps

Brian Jessen, Member, representing Ward 3

Brian Jessen is a Project Management and Marketing professional specializing in Commercial Construction and Development.

Currently serving his second term as a council member, Brian enjoys connecting with community members, speaking to various community groups and hosting quarterly "Coffee with Your Councilman" events to facilitate transparency and familiarity with Brownsburg officials.

Brian is married to Ronna Jessen. They have a son (and daughter-in-law) and daughter (and son-in-law) with 3 grandchildren.
Education: Purdue University

Matt Simpson, Member, representing Ward 4

Matt SimpsonMatt Simpson is currently working at Corteva Agrisciences (formerly Dow Agro Sciences) and has been there for over 20 years. He is an active Brownsburg resident who has helped with coaching baseball, soccer, and helped with cub scouts. He has also served four years as a member of Brownsburg’s Redevelopment Commission. He and his wife Kim have two kids who currently attend Brownsburg community schools. Matt and his family are members of St. Malachy Catholic Church.

Education: Vincennes University

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