Democrats pick former mayor as new leader

The Bartholomew County Democratic Party is reporting this morning that former Columbus Mayor Nancy Ann Brown has been chosen as the party’s new chairwoman.

The party held an organizing meeting last night and celebrated the work of outgoing chairwoman Priscilla Scalf.

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.