About Marilyn

Marilyn Brown has been elected as County Commissioner in 2006, 2010, and 2014. Prior to elected office, Marilyn had compiled extensive experience in public service in two major areas - economic development and social justice.

As Commissioner, Marilyn focuses on those same two fronts, realizing that economic development, good jobs, and workforce readiness, coupled with a strong safety net, a solid foundation for our youth, and a high quality of life for all residents were the cornerstones on which the County was built, and on which it continues to grow.

Marilyn’s office staff takes to heart that every initiative and policy should be viewed through a lens of social justice.

Her middle grandson, Max, gave the office its focus and mandate -now known as Max's Maxim - when, at age 8, he attended a staff meeting and declared,


You are doing a lot of things. 
You should take the good things that work
and do more of that.

Marilyn holds a masters' degree in organizational development from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and is the author of a chapter entitled “What’s Important Now” in the book Women on Fire, vol 2. She and her husband, former Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court Eric Brown, have two daughters - Beryl and her husband Andrew; and Daryn. The Browns have three grandsons, Vincent, Max and Alex. She and Eric are members of Congregation Tifereth Israel.