Governance – Government and Non-Government
There is only one incorporated town in the county and that is Nashville.
The Helmsburg Community Development Corporation (510c3) is a non-government citizen-led group created to help improve the quality of life within Helmsburg (village/hamlet). Citizens created their own economic plan and economic development area. A great example of what other unincorporated communities within the county can accomplish. History and timeline.
List of Government Units with the authority to tax – / Governance
Are taxes trending up or down?
Brown County Government / Commissioners and County Council
Brown County Townships / Township Trustee and Board
- Van Buren
Nashville Civil Town / Town Council
Brown County School Corporation / School Board
Brown County Public Library / Library Board
Hamblen Township Fire Protection District – District Board
Brown County Solid Waste District – District Board
Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District – District Board
Lake Lemon Conservancy District – District Board
Reference: Department of Local Governments Finance (DLGF )
- 2020 Brown County Budget Order – Issued December 13, 2019
Government Entities that can Charge for Costs of Services:
- Regional Sewer Districts (RSDs). Can mandate sewer hooks and establish monthly rates.
- Gnaw Bone
- Brown County
- Nashville – not listed as an RSD but has the power to set rates and costs for services within the town.