Anita and I have been married for 29 years with lifelong ties to Wayne County. We are members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. In our free time we enjoy boating, concerts, and spending time with our beloved animals.
1987 graduate of Lincoln High School, Cambridge City, Indiana
Proudly serving 8 years in the Air Force in Security Forces, Dwenger received an honorable discharge along with several accommodations:
Dwenger worked for the Wayne County Sheriff's Department where he served in a supervisory position in the original jail. Dwenger also attended the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy for corrections based training
Dwenger later began his real estate career which lead him into becoming a real estate agent and developer in Wayne County. While enjoying the real estate business, Dwenger realized that being able to finance homes for families was a better fit for his future. Dwenger successfully ran a mortgage company in Wayne County for many years before selling it after being asked to be a Senior Vice President for a larger corporation in Tennessee.
During his time in Tennessee, he achieved his real estate appraising license. Dwenger returned to his roots in Wayne County, where he started and currently owns B.A. Dwenger Appraisals, LLC.
Dwenger received his SRA which places him in an elite group of appraisers who have met rigorous professional requirements relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding, and ability. Less than 2% of appraisers world wide have achieved this.
Dwenger was also earned an AI-RRS. The AI-RRS are earned by appraisers who possess experience and knowledge to address issues unique to residential real property reviews. These appraisers agree to adhere to the Appraisal Institute Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, focusing on a commitment to sound and ethical professional practice.
In 2016, Dwenger was sworn in as a Deputy within Uniformed Volunteer Services Unit. This unit was created for members of our community who are interested in law enforcement, but on a volunteer basis. Brad was originally sworn under previous Sheriff Jeff Cappa and later appointed by now Sheriff, Randy Retter where he serves as the agencies community relations and events coordinating officer.
In 2020, Brad was awarded by Sheriff Retter as the UVSU Deputy of the year to recognize his service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as participating in drive by birthday parties, transporting necessary needs to local nursing homes and by supporting our local healthcare workers.
Brad also is the law enforcement liaison for the Drug Free Wayne County Partnership. The partnership shares a common goal of “Working together today to build a safer and drug-free community for tomorrow."