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Mayor and City Council

Bobby Gutierrez

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Bobby Gutierrez

Mayor
(Nov. 2022 – Present)

As the owner of House of Tires and La Pistola Cattle Co., and President of Gutierrez Ventures, Inc., Bobby Gutierrez has a strong business background and extensive public service in economic development.

Mayor Gutierrez has served as councilmember for Bryan’s Single Member District 3, chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission, member of the Board of Directors of the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board of Directors of the Bryan Business Council (BBC), past chair and current treasurer of Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation (BVEDC), member of the BioCorridor Board, member of the City of Bryan Advisory Board for the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, member of the Texas A&M University RELLIS External Academic Advisory Council, and is the founding member of Brazos Valley Cares, a 501c3 veterans outreach organization.

With a close working relationship with the Bryan Independent School District, Mayor Gutierrez is committed to educational opportunities for all students in Bryan, and helped establish funds for BISD’s 100+ acre Regional Workforce Center and Technical Education (CTE) Complex.

Mayor Gutierrez has lived most of his life in Bryan’s Single Member District 3. He enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community.

Paul Torres

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Paul Torres

Councilmember
Single Member District 1
(Nov. 2022 – Present)

Paul Torres is a proud citizen of Bryan and 2002 graduate of Texas A&M University. He is the co-owner and investor of BenRoz Construction and works for Bunzl USA and has served as a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, a commissioner on the Building and Standards Commission and a commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Councilmember Torres is an active member of the Hispanic Forum of Bryan/College Station.

Councilmember Torres brings his knowledge and firsthand experience working with the citizens of Bryan to continue maintaining the integrity of our city’s development. He is eager to work with his fellow councilmembers to advance our great city forward.

Ray Arrington

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Ray Arrington

Councilmember
Single Member District 2
(Nov. 2022 – Present)

Ray Arrington has been a proud resident of Bryan since 1954, leaving only as needed during his 23 years of honorable military service. He was raised on the west side of Bryan with strong family values, education and a hard work ethic. Councilmember Arrington is a 1967 graduate of E.A. Kemp High School, and attended Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. After joining the United States Air Force, Councilmember Arrington finished his education at the University of Colorado.

After his military service, he has dedicated and focused his energies on supporting his community while working toward a more aggressive and productive city that will not only strive for a better quality of life, but a better quality of living.

Councilmember Arrington is currently the president of the Carver Kemp Neighborhood Association, founder of the Minority Economic Revitalization Council, an active member of the Bryan Rotary Club, a current board member of the Central Texas Red Cross, a member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and a member of the Community Development Advisory Committee. Additionally, Councilmember Arrington is the proud recipient of former U.S. Rep. Bill Flores’s “Community Service Award,” an honoree into the Brazos Valley African American Museum, the recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” Award, and the recipient of the NAACP Community Service Award.

Councilmember Arrington is a member of the Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church, and is a proud father and grandfather.

Jared Salvato

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Jared Salvato

Councilmember
Single Member District 3
(Nov. 2022 – Present)

Jared Salvato is a third-generation Bryan resident and a product of the Bryan Independent School District, graduating from Bryan High in 2006. He went on to attend Texas A&M University and graduated in 2010 with a degree in Finance from Mays Business School. Councilmember Salvato followed in the footsteps of his father and took his first job in the banking industry, working for Citibank in New York City. Upon moving back to Bryan he continued advancing in his career while working for local banks. He has been with Guaranty Bank & Trust since 2019 where he is a Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer.

Councilmember Salvato has served as a commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission where he learned first-hand the importance of working with Bryan residents, developers and city staff members to maintain our city’s integrity as the city grows. He has also served on the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board where he was able to oversee the expansion and improvements of our city parks as well as other recreational areas.

Councilmember Salvato is heavily involved in non-profit and other local organizations where he has served in various leadership positions and volunteered for numerous events that benefit our community. Councilmember Salvato and his family are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He is thankful for the opportunity to serve the City of Bryan as a city councilmember.

James Edge

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James Edge

Councilmember
Single Member District 4
(May 2022 – Present)

James Edge has deep roots in the Brazos Valley being a fourth generation Bryan, Texas resident. He has lived in Single Member District 4 for more than 18 years. Councilmember Edge is a proud 1982 graduate of Bryan High School and attended Blinn College in Bryan.

Councilmember Edge has worked in retail, homebuilding, and real estate, and most recently served as the District Director for former U.S. Rep. Bill Flores. He has served on various boards and committees including the Bryan Business Council and the BISD Superintendent’s Advisory Committee. Councilmember Edge currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) and is a member of the Bryan Rotary Club and the Sons of the American Legion.

Brent Hairston

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Brent Hairston

Councilmember
Single Member District 5
(Nov. 2018 – Present)

Brent Hairston graduated from Texas A&M University in 1990 and began business in Downtown Bryan in 1992. He owns and manages Perry Properties, which has overseen the renovation of three significant buildings in Downtown Bryan, and the recent construction of a fourth building, Perry Place, a 30,000-square-foot building, which is the largest built in downtown Bryan in nearly 50 years.

Brent has served on a variety of city boards, including the City of Bryan-Brazos County Economic Development Foundation, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Historical Landmark Commission and the Building and Standards Commission. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Bryan Rotary Club.

Brent’s passion is barbershop chorus and quartet singing. He has directed multiple choruses and sung in a number of quartets. He is a 30-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Kevin Boriskie

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Kevin Boriskie

Councilmember
At Large, Place 6
(Nov. 2022 – Present)

Kevin Boriskie is a fourth-generation resident of Bryan. Growing up, Councilmember Boriskie attended St. Joseph’s School, was a proud graduate of Bryan High School and is a member of the fighting Texas Aggie Class of 1996 where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance.

Councilmember Boriskie has a strong business background, having worked for a Fortune 500 Company for over 15 years before starting his own sales and marketing agency. He is also a Texas Licensed Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Caliber Realty.

Councilmember Boriskie has an extensive history of service to the City of Bryan, having served as a commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Building and Standards Commission. He has served numerous terms on the Community Development Advisory Committee and served on the BioCorridor Board.