2021 Registrations are NOW OPEN!
The City of Bryant is excited to announce registrations are will be open soon 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 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 are required. We 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.
|June 3rd, 6:30 PM||June 10th, 6:30 PM||June 17th, 6:30 PM||June 24th, 6:30 PM|
City Finance 101
|Planning and Community|
|Streets and Stormwater|
|Courtroom||Courtroom||courtroom||Bryant Public Works Facility|
|July 1st, 6:30 PM||July 10th, 6:30 PM||July 15th, 6:30 PM||July 22nd, 6:30 PM|
|Bryant Parks and Animal Control||Bryant Fire Department|
Bryant Police Department
|Government Night - Mayor, City Council, and Commission Discussion.|
|Bishop Park||HillFarm Fire Station|
Bryant Police Department
|Bryant Public Works|
|Saline County Regional Airport|
The final meeting, which is optional, will be held on Tuesday, July 27th 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.