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Brown's involvement in the community was well-known. Among his many commitments, he was a board member on the Northeast Iowa Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Dubuque Community Y Board, Linwood Cemetery Board of Trustees, Mississippi River Hall of Fame Board, Dubuque Community School Foundation Board, [[FINLEY HOSPITAL (THE) Foundation Board, and vice chair of the board for Project Concern Board.
He was the recipient of the FIRST CITIZEN AWARD in 2007.