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Matt Brown has been a member of the Johnston City Council since 2012. As president of Formation Group, Inc., Matt consults property owners regarding facility-related matters including project justification, planning, budgeting, incentive negotiation, site feasibility, building programming, building design, construction project management, move coordination and physical building operations.
Matt has over 23 years of comprehensive built environment experience with projects of all sizes, which includes project experience spanning five states, including California, Louisiana, Maryland, Wisconsin and Iowa. Most notable is his leadership in the development and operation of the Wellmark Headquarters, which earned a USGBC LEED platinum rating and achieved Energy Star certification in 2014. Matt was part of the team that led to the successful completion of Johnston's Public Safety Building in 2014.
Matt is an Executive Board member of the Neighborhood Development Corporation and sits on the city of Johnston's Public Safety and Stormwater Utility committees. He is a liaison to the Johnston Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Johnston Community Education, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Board, Johnston School Board and Johnston Economic Development Corporation.
An Iowa native, Matt received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University and is a registered architect in the State of Iowa.
Matt is originally from the northwest Iowa town of Spencer. He lives with his wife Nancy, their sons Aaron and Colin, and their English Bulldog Lucy Jo on Johnston's northwest side.