Boards, Commissions and Committees

City of Bryan Ethics and Conflict of Interest Training Video for Elected and Appointed Officials

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.

  • Board of Adjustment and Appeals
  • Bryan Animal Center Advisory Committee
  • Bryan Business Council
  • Bryan Cemeteries Advisory Board
  • Bryan-College Station Public Library System
  • Bryan Texas Utilities Board
  • Building and Standards Commission
  • City of Bryan Audit Committee
  • City of Bryan-Brazos County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Commissioners of Housing Authority
  • Community Development Advisory Committee
  • Design Review Board
  • Historic Landmark Commission
  • Joint Relief Funding Review Committee
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
  • Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Senior Advisory Committee
  • The Research Valley Partnership
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment

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 (Police Chief)
  • BioCorridor Board
  • Brazos Central Appraisal District Board of Directors
  • Brazos County Public Health Board
  • Brazos Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Board (Councilmember)
  • Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) – (Mayor)
  • Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District
  • Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency (BVSWMA), Inc.
  • 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 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 Investment Committee
  • Community Emergency Operations Center Policy Board (Councilmember)
  • Easterwood Airport Advisory Board (Mayor or Designee)
  • Intergovernmental Committee (Councilmembers)
  • Sister Cities Board (Councilmember)
  • 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
  • The Research Valley Partnership – Technology Committee (Councilmembers)
  • Texas Municipal Power Agency (appointed by BTU Board)
  • Texas Workforce Commission (Councilmembers)
  • Twin Cities Endowment, Inc.