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Blueprint for Growth: State of the City 2022

A Building Boom: View our State of the City video on YouTube. The video highlights highlights some of our largest construction and public works projects, but also shows how we're connecting with members of our community to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones.

Behind the Scenes: See how each city department continues to work to improve the lives of our residents and contributes to the overarching blueprint for making Bryan better.

City Manager's Office

The City Manager’s Office provides support to the City Council and provides direction to staff based upon the City Council’s policy. In Fiscal Year 2022, the department:

Travis Bryan Midtown Park

Queen and Palace Theaters

Phillips Event Center

Economic Development

Public Safety

Grandview Cemetery


Bryan ISD (BISD)

Destination Bryan (DB)

Audit Committee


Executive Services staff also served in the following capacities for the listed organizations:

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 FY2022, 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 2022, 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 FY2022, the department:

Code Enforcement

Bryan’s Code Enforcement Department works to proactively maintain an attractive, safe and healthy community. Accomplishments in FY2022 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 FY2022, the department accomplished the following:

Community Development Services

The Community Development Services (CDS) Department administers federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). Programs goals include decent housing, suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities. Through these national goals, CDS provides programs addressing local housing and non-housing needs - primarily for special needs populations (i.e. elderly, disabled, homeless, and low- and moderate-income persons). CDS also collaborates with both private and public entities to leverage resources and serve additional families.

Current allocations for the 2021-2022 program year total $1,276,833 and include:

Accomplishments for the 2021-2022 program year include:

Non-Housing Accomplishments:

Coulter Airfield

Coulter Airfield is the City of Bryan’s municipal air field. In FY2022, Coulter Airfield:

Capital Improvement Projects

Hangar Developments

Operations Improvements

Economic Development

Current Economic Development projects:

Travis Bryan Midtown Park project management

Bryan Business Council


The Engineering Department manages many of the large-scale projects that affect residents, businesses and visitors in Bryan. In FY2022, this included:

Fire Department

The Bryan Fire Department keeps residents and businesses safe through education, prevention and fire/EMS response. In FY2022, the Bryan Fire Department:

Fire Administration


Operations and Training


Fire Marshal

Emergency Management

Fiscal Services

Through the issuance of Pension Obligation Bonds, The City of Bryan (COB) and Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) collectively will see savings of $2.3 million in Fiscal Year 2023, allowing merit increases to account for 7% growth with only 4.6% of actual costs to the city. For the outlook horizon, both COB and BTU are poised to maintain and grow fund balance reserves to historically appropriate high levels. Through proper foundational accounting principles and practices, the FY 2021 audit resulted in clean, unmodified opinions for COB and BTU with no material or significant weaknesses. Through innovative process improvements, COB and BTU Fiscal Services have implemented automated processes for monthly and annual financial reporting, saving valuable time and resources. During FY 2022, excellent investment management has allowed the weighted average yield to grow over 630% while maintaining safety of principle and adhering to the investment policy. During a volatile economic year, true interest costs came in under initial projections saving the city and BTU rate-payers millions of dollars over the life of the debt.

COB Fiscal Services

BTU Fiscal Services

Fleet Services

The City of Bryan’s Fleet Services Operations is responsible for the entire scheduled preventive maintenance, non-scheduled in-shop repairs and emergency roadside service as requested or required on more than 500 vehicles and equipment of various types and configurations. These include all city-owned fire apparatus and ambulances, trash and sewer trucks, construction and infrastructure maintenance equipment, standard vehicles and police patrol vehicles (excludes Bryan Texas Utilities units and golf carts/course equipment). In FY2022, Fleet:

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 FY2022, 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 FY2022, the department:

Bryan + College Station Library System

The Bryan + College Station Public Library System (BCSPLS) is located in the cities of Bryan and College Station. An interlocal governmental agreement between the two cities combines the library system to operate under the City of Bryan.

Partnership with school districts

Essential access and beyond

Programs & Community Outreach

Stories of Impact

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 FY2022:

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 FY2022, the department:

Parks & Recreation, Facilities

The Parks & Recreation Department stayed busy in FY2022 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 FY2022, the Parks & Recreation Department:





Planning & Development Services

By the Numbers

Residential Single-Family Building Permits (New Construction)

July 2022 -- Number of Permits: 54, Value: $11,541,172 July 2021 -- Number of Permits: 74, Value: $12,999,391 Jan. 2022 - July 2022 -- Number of Permits: 634, Value: $128,116,585 Jan. 2021 - July 2021 -- Number of Permits: 583, Value: $111,360,236

Commercial Building Permits (New Construction)

July 2022 -- Number of Permits: 8, Value: $1,368,116 July 2021 -- Number of Permits: 17, Value: $5,617,687 Jan. 2022 - July 2022 -- Number of Permits: 50, Value: $44,495,762 Jan. 2021 - July 2021 -- Number of Permits: 85, Value: $65,704,446

Building Permits and Inspections

Substandard structure abatement program

Development review



Multi-family / Townhome Residential

Low-density Residential

Planning Excellence Recognition

Innovation Corridor district rezoning

Development Regulation Amendments


Grant Program Management

Preservation Plan

Certified Local Government


Online Permitting Software Implementation

2020 Census Count Question Resolution program

Police Department

The Bryan Police Department works hard to provide the best policing services possible for the residents of Bryan. We always seek to be better. Accomplishments in FY2022 include:





Officer health


Policing Activities

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 FY2022 included:

Risk Management

Bryan’s Risk Management Department manages the casualty and property insurance programs and the employee benefit programs for the city. In FY2022, the department:

Training and Development

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 FY2022, 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 FY2022, the department:

Traffic Operations

Bryan’s Traffic Operations Department works to provide a safe and efficient transportation system in the city. Accomplishments in FY2022 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 FY2022, the department:

Wastewater Services

Bryan’s Wastewater Services Department operates three activated sludge plants to treat the community’s wastewater. In FY2022, the department: