All members of city boards, commissions and committees are required to attend at least two-thirds of the meetings of that group in a given six-month period unless the board, commission or committee is on call and meets infrequently during the six-month interval. Members of these citizen panels serve without monetary compensation. In most cases, members may serve a maximum of six years on one of the panels, either by serving two three-year terms or three two-year terms. Members are also required to complete one hour of training about the Texas Open Meetings Act.
The City’s boards, committees and commissions address all aspects of quality of life issues in Bryan, including planning and zoning, senior citizen programs, parks and recreation, fair and affordable housing, code enforcement, etc.
Like many Texas communities in the mid- and late-19th century, Bryan began as a small-town stop along the state’s expanding railway system. But almost from the beginning, Bryan was different: It quickly distinguished itself from the many other railway stops across the state by flourishing into a vibrant–and permanent–center of business and trade.
In the nearly 140 years since Bryan’s founding, many Texas railroad stops became nothing more than ghost towns. But the optimistic spirit and determination that built Bryan in its early years continues to define Bryan today. It is a community that successfully couples dynamic growth with historic importance.
Things To Do
July is National Park and Recreation Month
In Bryan, we say that we have The Good Life, Texas Style. Part of the reason is because we believe Bryan is a great place for families and kids.
We have cool parks and innovative recreational programs and camps to challenge kids of all ages.
Our parks system covers 43 properties totaling 750 acres. But it’s what we do with that turf that’s amazing: Sure, we have a bounty of baseball and soccer fields, but we also have inline hockey rinks, skateboard parks, splash pads, walking trails, two dozen pavilions for picnicking and reunions, and three terrific pools.
You’ll even find the unusual: We have a tremendous number of horseshoe pits for amateurs and pros alike. Even handicapped-accessible pits are easy to find. An indoor tennis facility? Ours is the only one in the region. We even make sure our annual Holiday Magic event features a snow hill for our powder-deprived residents. And a family camp out in a park? Yep, under the stars, by the campfire and making s’mores.
You can be anything you want to be in Bryan. Except bored.