Residents in central and southeast areas of Bryan may see smoke emanating from various areas beginning the week of Oct 26, as contractors with the City of Bryan perform smoke testing on sanitary sewer lines.
The City of Bryan’s Chief Information Officer, Bernie Acre, was recently honored by the Texas Association of Governmental Informational Technology Managers (TAGITM) for his long-time dedication to the organization and the IT profession.
Acre received the Rick Moore Award from TAGITM on Sept. 1, 2020. The award was established in honor of longtime TAGITM member Moore, who passed away in 2013. Recipients of the award must meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrated commitment to advancing the goals and vision of TAGITM;
- Dedication to the organization and Government IT;
- Minimum of five years in service to TAGITM on the executive board or as a committee chair;
- Membership in TAGITM for at least 10 years; and
- Demonstrated ability to mentor others in service to the organization.
Acre has more than 40 years of experience in the technology field, including with the U.S. Air Force, and municipal and cooperative electric organizations. He has served as Bryan’s CIO for the past seven years. In this role, Acre oversees the administration and support of the city’s efforts in cybersecurity, technology and technical communications. He is also active in state-level organizations as the Vice Chair of the TAGITM Cybersecurity Committee and as the Co-Chair of the Texas Public Power Association’s Cybersecurity Committee. Acre was also appointed as a Partner Member on the state-level Texas Cybersecurity Council.