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The Brownsburg Town Council unanimously appointed Economic Development Director Deb Cook as town manager at its meeting on Thursday, January 27.
Cook, who has been with the Town of Brownsburg since 2020, is the first woman to hold the position, and the only woman to lead a municipality in Hendricks County.
“Deb is a proven leader and the council was impressed by her extensive knowledge and background in a variety of municipal government fields, from development to public works to quality-of-life services,” says Town Council President Travis Tschaenn. “She’s an excellent communicator and a true professional who I feel confident will lead our town in the right direction.”
Cook brings a notable amount of government experience to the role, having served 19 years for the City of Kokomo. Her roles included planner and community specialist, development manager, and ultimately development director. In 2012 Cook became the chief executive officer of the Kokomo Housing Authority.
Deb Cook holds a bachelor of science degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a master of public management degree from Indiana University. Cook also served as adjunct faculty member at Indiana University Kokomo, teaching undergraduate and graduate grant-writing classes for nine years.
“I look forward to serving the town, and am excited about the continued progress and development in Brownsburg,” Cook says. “Our commitment to making Brownsburg an optimal place to visit, live and invest will lead to long-term success for our town.”