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Life In Bryan: State of the City 2019

Watch: View our State of the City video on YouTube. It's inspired by the acclaimed BBC documentaries "Planet Earth" and "Life."

Explore: Complete listings of 2019 reports and achievements for each city department. There are 28 departments in total.

City Manager's Office

The City Manager’s Office provides support to the City Council and provides direction to staff based upon City Council’s policy. In FY2019, the department:

Animal Services / Bryan Animal Center

Bryan’s Animal Services Department provides animal control and temporary housing for animals in need through enforcement, public education and low-cost spay-neuter programs – all with the goal of reducing the number of homeless animals in the area. In FY2019, the department:

Bryan Texas Utilities

Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) provides reliable, competitively priced electricity to the City of Bryan and surrounding areas while also emphasizing exceptional customer service and being a responsible, caring member of the community. In FY 2019, BTU:

City Secretary's Office

Bryan’s City Secretary’s Office assists the City Council in fulfilling its duties, improves access to public records, manages the election and records management processes and serves as the local registrar of birth and death records. In FY2019, the department:

Code Enforcement

Bryan’s Code Enforcement Department works to proactively maintain an attractive, safe and healthy community. Accomplishments in FY 2019 include:

Communications & Marketing

Bryan’s Communications & Marketing Department supports all other departments in the city by producing high-quality materials to inform and engage residents and visitors. In FY2019, the department accomplished the following:

Community Development Services

Bryan’s Community Development Services Department administers federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide decent housing, suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities in Bryan. They provide programs that address local housing and non-housing needs primarily for special needs populations and partner with private and public entities to serve additional families. Accomplishments for FY2019 included:

Coulter Airfield

Coulter Airfield is the City of Bryan’s municipal air field, serving as the hub for the Texas Flying Club, EAA Chapter 153 and HELIBACON. In FY2019, Coulter Airfield:

Economic Development

The City of Bryan’s Economic Development Department helps create opportunities for economic development in the city through business growth, expansion, retention and attraction. In FY2019, the Economic Development team was focused on catalytic project development and targeted engagement as second-year follow-up to FY2018’s Commercial/Retail Action Plan. These efforts have also involved the critical role and support of the Bryan Business Council. During the last year, the Economic Development team:


The Engineering Department manages many of the large-scale projects that affect residents, businesses and visitors in Bryan. In FY2019, this included:

Facility Services

Bryan’s Facility Services Department ensures the city’s public facilities are maintained with exceptional workmanship. In FY2019, the Facility Services Department:

Fire Department

The Bryan Fire Department keeps residents and businesses safe through education, prevention and fire/EMS response. In FY2019, the Bryan Fire Department:

Fiscal Services

The City of Bryan’s Fiscal Services Department ensures financial accountability and effectively manages the city’s assets. In FY2019, the department:

Human Resources

Bryan’s Human Resources Department supports the city’s efforts to attract, develop and retain a diverse, well-qualified and productive workforce that is capable of providing quality services to the residents of Bryan. In FY2019, the Human Resources Department:

Information Technology

The IT Department works to provide innovative, secure and cost-effective technologies to help advance the city’s strategic plan. In FY2019, working toward making significant progress toward that goal, the department:

Bryan + College Station Library System

Bryan-College Station’s Library system includes three libraries – Clara B. Mounce Public Library, the Carnegie History Center and the Larry J. Ringer Public Library. In FY2019, the library system:

Municipal Court

Bryan’s Municipal Court serves the public in a fair, efficient and accountable manner while processing citations, writs and warrants to impartially administer justice for the city. In FY2019:

Neighborhood & Youth Services

Bryan’s Neighborhood & Youth Services Department helps improve the quality of life in the community by promoting and facilitating resident communication, participation and involvement in local government. In FY2019, the department:

Parks & Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department stayed busy in FY2019 by providing quality recreational opportunities for the City of Bryan’s residents, businesses and visitors of all ages, including events, programs, parks and facilities. In FY2019, the Parks & Recreation Department:

Planning & Development Services

Development Services

By the Numbers

Residential Single-Family Building Permits
July 2019 -- Number of Permits: 55, Value: $9,417,654 July 2018 -- Number of Permits: 54, Value: $8,065,793 Jan. 2019 - July 2019 -- Number of Permits: 373, Value: $64,808,056 Jan. 2018 - July 2018 -- Number of Permits: 253, Value: $43,250,276
Commercial Building Permits (New Construction)
July 2019 -- Number of Permits: 4, Value: $726,000 July 2018 -- Number of Permits: 9, Value: $1,791,594 Jan. 2019 - July 2019 -- Number of Permits: 78, Value: $16,236,424 Jan. 2018 - July 2018 -- Number of Permits: 48, Value: $15,940,417

Permits and Inspections

Development Projects

Development Review
Retail / Commercial
Bryan ISD
Multi-Family Residential
Low-Density Residential Subdivisions
City of Bryan


Police Department

Bryan’s Police Department continues to focus on protecting life, property and freedoms by solving crime and forming partnerships with citizens in the community. This includes seeing a 49 percent reduction in Part 1 crimes since 2009. Accomplishments in FY2019 include:

Public Works Call Center

The Public Works Call Center fields questions and complaints from residents about streets, water, wastewater and solid waste services. Accomplishments from FY2019 included:

Risk Management

Bryan’s Risk Management Department manages the casualty and property insurance programs and the employee benefit programs for the city. In FY2019, the department:

Solid Waste

The city’s Solid Waste Department provides the community with safe, timely, cost-effective and environmentally conscious solid waste collection and disposal. In FY2019, the department:

Streets & Drainage

Bryan’s Street and Drainage Department works hard to provide the community a well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing thoroughfare system. In FY2019, the department:

Traffic Operations

Bryan’s Traffic Operations Department works to provide a safe and efficient transportation system in the city. Accomplishments in FY2019 included:

Water Services

Bryan's Water Services Department manages the pumps that produce more than 20 million gallons of water a day during peak water usage months. In FY2019, the department:

Wastewater Services

Bryan’s Wastewater Services Department operates three activated sludge plants to treat the community’s wastewater. In FY2019, the department: