Village Information

Merchants of Brownville

The Village of Brownville Board


The Village Office is located in the Town Hall (the Opera House).  The office is open from 1pm to 3pm Monday through Friday.  

Chairman: Martin F. Hayes

Vice Chairman: Josh Russell

Board Member:  Terry Vice

Board Member:  Natisha Helmick 

Board Member:  Bailey Bindle

Board Member: Josh Russell

Park Commissioner: Terry Vice

Purchasing Agent: Natisha Helmick ​

Water/Sewer Commissioner: Josh Russell

Street Commissioners: all board members

Fire Department:
Fire Chief: J.D Gentert
(no president at this time)
(no EMT service at this time)

The Village of Brownville operates in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law. (Our Full Statement

The Merchants of Brownville (MOB) is a civic-minded membership organization which unites businesses, individuals, and organizations in the marketing and promotion of tourism and enhancement of the economic and business environment of Historic Brownville.  The MOB maintains this website listing ALL the entities in Brownville with links to their own websites or Facebook pages, publishes the Calendar of Annual Events brochure and maintains a Community Calendar with a complete listing of ALL events in Brownville which goes out in a monthly newsletter e-mail.

President: Tom Vacek (402)418-2454

Vice President:  Ron Heskett, Whiskey Run Creek Winery, 402-825-4601(W)

Secretary: John Lauber, Brownville Market & Tours,

Roxanne Vacek -The Bird’s Nest Trading Post (402)418-1197

2022 Members

​A special thanks to our Members for their support in marketing and promoting Brownville!


John Lokke Art/ Palmerston Gallery/The Crucible
New Earth Clay
Wright Books
Flatwater Folk Art Museum
River Inn Resort
Spirit of Brownville
Brownville Market
The Bird’s Nest Trading Post
Whiskey Run Creek Winery & Distillery
River View Glass
Pierce Cottage 
Environs Art
Gospel Coffee & Ice Cream
Line Tree Saloon
Buckaroo Books
Family Hair Design
Euphoric Soul Salon


Brownville Celebration & Freedom Run - Deborah Solie

Brownville Fine Arts Association - Peggy Groff

Brownville Concert Series - Jan Chism Wright

Brownville Historical Society - Steve Woerth

Brownville Village Theatre - Mitchell Bean

Village of Brownville
The Captain Meriwether Lewis Dredge Museum  - Wayne Brandonburger
​Brownville Education Center for Arts & Humanities

Individual Members:​
Sonia Kistner
Kelly Selko
Sara Bellamy
John Lokke
Bill Robbins
Jan Wright
George Neubert 
James Smith
Lisa Smith
Leya Smith
Mary Lauber
Roxanne Vacek
Tom Vacek 
Peggy Groff
Chuck Hummel
Ron Hesket
Jim Aden
Teresa Walker
Margaret Clifton 
Steve Woerth
Brownie Hayek
Haley & Ty Jones
Sue Kunert 
Dale Dickkutt
David Osborne 
Malina Wheeldon
Joan Dunn