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November 15, 2018

Bryan Planning Department Earns Statewide Recognition for Excellence

The City of Bryan’s Planning and Development Services Department is one of only 39 across the state of Texas to be selected as a recipient of the 2018 Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association. Presented at the annual conference in Galveston this past October, this award recognizes the efforts of planning departments to increase community awareness of planning initiatives, support economic development, and contribute to an overall positive image of the community through planning related projects.

2018 APA Excellence Award Recognition“Each day our staff work tirelessly to carry forward the vision of our Comprehensive Plan while identifying and meeting the immediate needs of residents, contractors, and developers,” says Assistant Director of Development Services Martin Zimmermann. “Our team recognizes not only the importance of learning more about urban development and strategic planning but also the real-life application of this knowledge to our region as an economic engine in the Texas Triangle. Sharing this with our community, our elected officials, and those doing business in Bryan helps drive our community forward, bringing about sustainable growth, and encouraging innovative solutions to complex initiatives.”

“The work of our Planning and Development Services Department is a fervent display as to why life is better in Bryan,” says Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson. “We consistently hear how wonderful our team is to work with and that speaks volumes when you are recruiting and retaining quality developments within your community.” Working hand in hand with the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Historic Landmark Commission, the City Council, and the community at-large, the City of Bryan Planning Department staff focuses their efforts on providing quality customer service and education through team work and positive relationships, to guide and promote quality development.

2018 APA Excellence - Planning & Development Services

Bryan planners accepted the recognition during the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

To learn more about the City of Bryan Planning Department, please visit or contact them at or (979) 209-5030.

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