Former mayor to seek Democratic party leadership

Former Columbus mayor and county treasurer Nancy Ann Brown would like to be the next chairwoman of the Bartholomew County Democratic Party.

In a letter sent to local Democrats on Christmas Eve, Brown announced that she would seek the position when the party meets on Jan. 18th, to fill the vacant chair. Priscilla Scalf has announced that she will be stepping down from the position in January.

Brown worked in the private sector at Home Federal Savings Bank as an assistant vice president, as administrator at Larry Nunn and Associates, and as office manager at Bartholomew County REMC. Since leaving the mayor’s office in 1983, she has also served on many local boards and commissions including with the Columbus-area Visitors Center, the Bartholomew County Senior Center and the United Way.

She was elected as Columbus’ first female mayor in 1980. From 1971 through 1978 she served as Bartholomew County treasurer.