Brown County - Cheryl Berken
Cheryl was elected to Brown County Register of Deeds in November 2016 and took office in January 2017. Prior to being elected, Cheryl worked for a title insurance company where she covered 11 County Register of Deeds offices, searching real estate records. She also conducted real estate closings and other real estate related tasks. Cheryl has worked with real estate records for three decades. She worked closely with real estate agents, mortgage brokers, lenders and attorneys, and Register of Deeds offices.
Cheryl is a member of the Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association and chairs the Legislative Committee. Cheryl is also Vice Chair of the Brown County Land Information Council as well as a member of the Ashwaubenon Lioness Club.
Cheryl is originally from Bennington, Vermont and relocated to Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1991.
Cheryl graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Southern Vermont College in 1987 and a Bachelor’s Degree from UWGB in 2013.
Cheryl is happily married to Michael Augustyn, with 5 adult children and 5 grandchildren and counting.
About the Register of Deeds Office
In September 1998 the Abstract Listing Office was merged with the Register of Deeds Office. The merger reduced expenses by eliminating one full time position and combined two systems tracking land into a single state of the art system. For more information on searching our land records on the Internet see "Quick Links' above. In 2003 a record was set when we recorded our two-millionth document. This milestone is especially significant considering it took 163 years to record the first million and just 20 years to record the second million.