Courthouse photo by Anna Riback
                              Courthouse photo by Anna Riback

The League of Women Voters of Brown County is a nonpartisan cadre of local men and women committed to education and improvement of Brown County, State and National government.  Everyone is welcome to participate. 

Meetings are held at 10:00 am, the second Monday of every month, in the lower level of the Brown County Public Library.

Democracy is not a spectator sport!

Education Study

A number of LWVBC members met January 25, 2017 to discuss the State League's Study of High-stakes testing in Indiana schools. There are several comments in this document referring to formative vs summative tests.  The definitions are:

Formative tests – The goal of formative assessment, including diagnostic testing, is to allow modification of teaching and learning activities to improve student achievement. This is the method often used by teachers throughout the school year, but can also be used in standardized tests.

Summative tests - The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark.

 State Education Study Response Brown County 2017

Education Meeting Minutes January 2017

Brown County Fiscal Study & Positions 

At their 2013 Annual Meeting, members of the League of Women Voters of Brown County discussed the need for a study of the fiscal management and developmental decision-making provided by Brown County’s elected officials, in order to define a League position on the county’s fiscal health and economic development management.  Their concerns were phrased as a Study Question: How is Brown County’s fiscal viability advanced or hindered, based on the accountability, transparency and coordination with which the County’s elected and appointed officials approach financial and developmental decision-making?

Members of the Study Committee interviewed key officials, employees and appointed board members, attended meetings of county elected and appointed boards and commissions, sat in on budget hearings, and reviewed in depth the reports provided by county officials to the State of Indiana.  We identified key revenues and costs of local government, as well as critical gaps in planning and development.

In the time since LWVBC began this study, there has been significant improvement in fiscal management and accountability, and to some extent in the approach to development on the part of county officials and employees. 

Fiscal Study Positions of Brown County Dec 2017

Fiscal Study Final of Brown County Dec 2017

Natural Resources:
Updated Watershed Position 
for Brown County

Brown County League of Women Voters,
Aug 17, 2014, 8:12 PM