Bryant 101

Fall Registrations are Now Open! 

August 18th, 2020

The City Opens Fall 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 September 3rd 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 Tuesday, August 25th.  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.

Class Schedule

Sept 3rd 6:30 PMSept 10th 6:30 PMSeptember 17th 6:30 PMSeptember 24th
Human Resources
City Finance 101
Planning and Community
Engineering and
Code Enforcement
Animal Control and
Bryant Parks Department
CourtroomCourtroomcourtroomBishop Park

October 1stOctober 10th 8:00 AM (Sat)October 15th 6:30 PMOctober 22nd 6:30 PM
Stormwater and
Bryant Fire Department
Bryant Police Department
Water Distribution
Waste Water
Government Night - Mayor, City Council and Commission Discussion. 
Bryant Public Works FacilityHillFarm Fire Station
Bryant Police Department 
Bryant Public Works
Saline County Regional Airport

The final meeting, which is optional, will be held on Tuesday, October 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 June 19th

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