June 8th, 2020
The City Opens Registrations for Bryant 101
The City of Bryant is excited to announce registrations are now open for Bryant 101, a community outreach initiative created to assist citizens in building relationships with city leaders, gaining an understanding of local government services, and creating the opportunity for the city to improve communications with those we serve.
The initiative, first created in 2015 by former councilman Jerry Henson, had 10 attendees several of who are still active in representing various projects throughout the city.
“The passion that Council Member Jerry Henson had for his community was reflected in his creation of Bryant 101. My hope is that this program will continue to encourage those that participate to find ways to connect and serve in the future” states Bryant Mayor Allen Scott.
Over the course of 8 weeks, Bryant 101 attendees will spend time with city department leaders and staff, covering topics such as city finances, planning, engineering, public works, parks, public safety as well as familiarize themselves with the various layers of general city processes.
Meetings will be held on Thursday evenings starting July 2nd with the exception of one Saturday morning, which will be devoted to the Bryant Fire Department and the Bryant Police Department.
Class size is limited and applications must be submitted by Friday, June 19th. To encourage participation from all areas of Bryant, we will select up to four attendees per city ward into the program. We encourage those residents who have not previously served on city boards or committees to apply and create a bridge to collaborate and connect with your city leadership.
|July 2nd 6:30 PM||July 9th 6:30 PM||July 16th 6:30 PM||July 23rd|
City Finance 101
|Planning and Community|
|Animal Control and|
Bryant Parks Department
|Location TBD||Location TBD||Location TBD||Location TBD|
|July 30th 6:30 PM||August 8th (Saturday)||August 13th 6:30 PM||August 20th 6:30 PM|
|Bryant Fire Department|
Bryant Police Department
|Location TBD||HillFarm Fire Station|
Bryant Police Department
|Bryant Public Works|
The final meeting, which is optional, will be held on Tuesday, August 25th at 5:30 PM at Bryant City Hall. This meeting will be led by the participants and will be a listening session for city department heads, the mayor and invited city guests. Immediately following the listening session will be the Bryant City Council Meeting at 6:30 PM where participants will be recognized during presentations and receive a certificate of completion for the course.