Bryant 101

2021 Registrations are NOW CLOSED!  Make sure you have signed up for Notify Me on the City Website to receive notifications on our 2022 class course!  

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.

Class Schedule

June 3rd, 6:30 PM June 10th, 6:30 PM June 17th, 6:30 PM June 24th, 6:30 PM
Human Resources
City Finance 101
Planning and Community
Engineering and
Code Enforcement
Streets and Stormwater
CourtroomDNT MediacourtroomBryant Public Works Facility

July 1st, 6:30 PM  July 10th, 6:30 PM July 15th, 6:30 PMJuly 22nd, 6:30 PM
Bryant Parks and Animal ControlBryant Fire Department
Bryant Police Department
Water Distribution
Waste Water
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. 

Applications Due By May 1st, 2021

Bryant 101 Registrations Are Now Open! (1)

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