Bryan City government offers a number of ways for its citizens to become actively involved in government business. In addition to the opportunity citizens have to express their thoughts at city council meetings and public hearings, Bryan citizens also may apply to serve on one of many boards, commissions and committees.
The following descriptions are intended to convey a general idea of the duties and requirements of service on these panels. Membership on these panels is open to all Bryan citizens. Unless otherwise noted, the only requirement for service is that the applicant must live in Bryan.
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 once during the six-month interval.
Members of these citizen panels serve without monetary compensation. In all cases, the city council or the City staff appoints the members. 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.
In addition to the City of Bryan citizen boards, commissions and committees, the Bryan City Council also appoints a number of individuals to serve on a variety of community and regional bodies. Persons appointed to these positions serve as official representatives of the City to the groups. As with the City of Bryan boards, commissions and committees, the restrictions, qualifications, and length of term varies greatly across the groups. The following is a list of the community and regional groups that the city council appoints representatives to:
9-1-1 Board of Managers (Deputy City Manager)
Blinn College Advisory Board (Councilmember)
Brazos County Appraisal District Board of Directors
Brazos County Public Health Board (Councilmembers)
Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Board (Councilmember)
Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) - Intergovernmental Agencies Committee (Councilmember/City Mgr.)
Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District
Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency (BVSWMA)
Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial, Inc.
Brazos Valley Wide Area Communications System Board (Mayor, Councilmember or City Staff)
Bryan Business Council (Non voting Council liaison) (Councilmember)
Bryan City Council/TAMU Student Senate Liaison (Councilmember)
Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee (Councilmember)
Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization Board (Mayor or Designee)
Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee (City Staff)
Bryan Texas Utilities Board (ex-officio, non voting, Mayor or Designee)
City of Bryan Audit Committee (Councilmembers/BTU Board members)
City of Bryan/Brazos County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.
City of Bryan/Bryan ISD Committee (Councilmembers)
City of Bryan Emergency Management (Fire Services representative)
City of Bryan Investment Committee
Community Emergency Operations Center Policy Board (Councilmember)
Community Relations Steering Committee (Councilmember/City Mgr.)
Council Water Committee (Councilmembers)
Intergovernmental Committee (Councilmembers)
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #8 Board
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #10 Board
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #19 Board
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #21 Board
Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #22 Board
The Research Valley Partnership Board of Directors
Texas Municipal Power Agency (appointed by BTU Board)
Texas Municipal Power Agency Regional Park Committee (Councilmember)