Meet the Assistant City Manager
|Assistant City Manager
Little Rock City Hall
500 West Markham, Room 203
Little Rock, AR 72201
Stacia Chastain, Office Assistant III
firstname.lastname@example.org (501) 371-4788
Prior to his appointment as Assistant City Manager, Bryan served as the Director of Little Rock Parks and Recreation. Prior to his appointment in January 1999 as Director, Bryan served as the Assistant Director for three (3) years. Before coming to work for the City of Little Rock, Bryan was employed with the Arkansas State Park System for seven (7) years, and it was during this time that he served as the Superintendent of Old Washington State Park.
Bryan has served on the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association Board of Directors, and served as president for two (2) consecutive terms. In addition, he is also active in the National Recreation and Park Association and is a past member of the National Board of Trustees. Bryan has served on several boards including; Riverfest; City Year; the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Alumni Board; and First Tee of Arkansas. In the Fall of 2003, he was elected to the Little Rock School Board for a three (3)-year term.
As Little Rock Parks and Recreation Director, Bryan developed an agenda that included the acquisition of additional open space throughout the community, the development of age segmented programming for all residents and the creation of new recreation opportunities through partnerships, while changing the Department’s dependence upon the City’s General Fund. For several years, he worked with local officials to develop State Legislation allowing the merger, or regionalism, of parks and recreation programs and services.
Bryan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he also received his Masters of Public Administration. Bryan married his wife Betsy in 1997 and they have a daughter, a son and two dogs– all of whom enjoy camping, hiking, and traveling together.