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City of Bryan, Texas

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Financial Transparency

Financial transparency plays a significant role in the Fiscal Services Department’s mission to ensure financial accountability. During Fiscal Year 2017, our department received its first ever Transparency Star designation for Traditional Finances. This designation is awarded to local governments by State Comptroller Glenn Hegar for going above and beyond in their transparency efforts. To earn this designation local governments must meet the following criteria:

  • Dedicated webpage for financial transparency
  • A financial summary that includes metrics which would allow a citizen to measure the year-over-year changes in the City’s financial position
  • Graphics that summarize the City’s financial position
  • Archived documents including the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) and the Adopted Budgets for at least five fiscal years
  • Downloadable data including a raw format budget and check registers
  • General contact information for the City’s Fiscal Services staff and City Councilmembers
  • Information on how to file an open records request

You can find this information, and much more, listed below. For more on transparency in government, please visit the Texas Comptroller’s website at

City of Bryan Financials At-A-Glance

Activities, Transfers, Revenues, and Expenses Fiscal Year 2016 Per Capita
Revenues and Transfers
Governmental Activities
   Property Tax $29,674,521 $361.36
   Sales Tax 19,025,856 231.69
   Program Revenues 14,884,858 181.26
   Franchise Fees and Other Taxes 2,453,058 29.87
   Hotel Occupancy Taxes 1,182,916 14.41
   Transportation and Drainage Assessments 6,589,263 80.24
   Unrestricted Investment Earnings 483,317 5.89
   Miscellaneous 6,552,374 79.79
   Transfers (net) 14,535,856 177.01
         Total Governmental Activities $95,382,019 $1,161.52
Business-type Activities
   Program Revenues $269,614,957 $3,283.26
   Unrestricted Investment Earnings 856,704 10.43
   Miscellaneous 2,823,562 34.38
   Transfers (net) (14,535,856) (177.01)
    Total Business-type Activities $258,759,367 $3,151.07
Total Revenues $354,141,386 $4,312.59
  Governmental Activities $89,291,670 $1,087.36
  Business-type Activities $246,120,186 $2,997.15
Total Expenses $335,411,856 $4,084.51
Changes in Net Position $18,729,530 $228.08
Other Information
  Population Estimated in Fiscal Year 2016 82,118
  FY16 Budgeted Full-Time Equivalent Positions 869

City of Bryan: Revenues and Expenditures per Capita, Fiscal 2012-2016

Source: Fiscal Year 2017 City of Bryan Adopted Annual Budget

City of Bryan: Property Tax Rate per $100 Valuation, Tax Year 2012-2016

Source: Brazos Central Appraisal District Actual Rates 2012-2016

Hotel/Motel Tax Expenditures for FY2017

Total revenues for FY2017 are $1,453,320. Percentage of revenues reported for each category for FY2017 are based on expenditures for each category during FY2017. Expenditures will vary from revenues in any year due to the timing of collections vs. spending.

Source: City of Bryan – Municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax Expenditures for the Year Ended Sept. 30, 2017

Elected Officials

Mayor Andrew Nelson
Councilmember, SMD 1 Reuben Marin
Councilmember, SMD 2 Prentiss Madison
Councilmember, SMD 3 Greg Owens
Councilmember, SMD 4 Mike Southerland
Councilmember, SMD 5 Ben Hardeman
Councilmember, At-Large, Place 6 Buppy Simank

Government Finance Officers Association Certificate for Budget

Budget Document Archive

These documents are identical to the published versions. No alterations, additions or deletions have been made. The documents are in PDF format and do not include any budget amendments made subsequent to City Council approval.

Financial Document Archive

These documents are identical to the published versions. No alterations, additions or deletions have been made. The documents are in PDF format.
Government Finance Officers Association Certificate

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

These are the approved annual reports for the noted fiscal years. They are identical to the published versions and have not been updated for developments subsequent to the date of the independent auditors’ report. Please note that these are dated information for historical reference only.

Single Audit Reports

These documents are the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal and State Awards; and Reports on Compliance.

Quarterly Financial Statements

Quarterly Financial Statements are reviewed with the City’s Audit Committee.




Quarterly Investment Committee Reports




Check Register





HB 1378

The 84th Legislature passed HB 1378 to increase local government debt transparency. Under Local Government Code 140.008, certain political subdivisions, including counties, cities, school districts, junior college districts, special purpose districts and other subdivisions of state government must annually compile their debt obligation data from the preceding fiscal year.

For more information on local debt reporting, visit the Texas Comptroller’s website.