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The Town Council is made up of five members elected by residents living within the Town of Brownsburg limits to serve four-year staggered terms. Each Councilor represents one of the Town's five Wards. 

Under Indiana Code 36-5-2-9, the powers granted to the Town Council are the ability to:

  • adopt ordinances and resolutions for the performance functions of the town;
  • purchase, hold, and convey any interest in property, for the use of the town; and
  • adopt and use a common seal. 

Under IC 36-5-2-11, the Town Council may issue bonds for the purpose of procuring money to be used in the exercise of the powers of the town and for the payment of town debts. However, the town may not issue bonds to procure money to pay current expenses.

Under IC 36-5-3-4, the Town Council adopts an annual budget.


The Town Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of every month, except in November and December, in the Council Room at Town Hall, 61 N. Green St. Meetings are open to the public.

View the Meetings Calendar for the next meeting. 

Agendas are available to the public in advance of the meeting and live video is streamed on the website.

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Minutes are available following approval. 

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Brownsburg Town Council Members

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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