Board Chair Don Brown represents District 1, serving Shelby, Washington, Bruce, Ray, Armada and Richmond townships, the villages of Romeo and Armada, and the cities of Memphis and Richmond. He currently serves as Chair of the Michigan Association of Counties’ (MAC) Environmental Committee and is a member of the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Environment, Energy and Land Use (EELU) Policy Steering Committee.
Before being elected Chair by his peers in 2021, Brown served as Chair of the Government Oversight Committee, Finance Committee, Budget Committee and Planning and Economic Development Committee.
He holds a Certificate of Executives in State and Local Government from Harvard University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Oakland University. Brown is a Rochester Adams High School graduate.
He recently managed former Commander of Selfridge Air National Base, Ret. Brigadier General Doug Slocum’s campaign for Congress. He previously worked with former Congressman Paul Mitchell as his Director of Community Outreach and with former Congresswoman Candice Miller as her Deputy District Director, served as the Southeast Michigan Liaison for the Michigan Department of State and as Associate Director of Governor John Engler’s Southeast Michigan office. He is also on the Board of the State of Michigan Agriculture Preservation Fund.
Brown is involved in the community in numerous ways, serving as a member of the Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce, Washington Lions Club, Macomb County Farm Bureau, North Macomb Sportsmen’s Club, National Rifle Association, Right to Life of Michigan, St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Some of Brown’s accomplishments and honors include:
Brown is married to his wife Lisa and has triplet sons, one daughter, and a cat named Tiger. Brown has lived in Washington Township for more than 30 years.
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