Kean Register Named Bryan’s Permanent City ManagerFeatured Stories, News Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
The Bryan City Council announced Tuesday that Kean Register is Bryan’s City Manager on a permanent basis.
Register was named interim manager for the second time in September, 2010. He also held the interim position for eight months in 2006. Register joined the city in 2000 as a group manager with BTU.
City Secretary Mary Lynne Stratta says Register’s new employment contract is in the process of being negotiated.
News release courtesy of City Secretary Mary Lynne Stratta:
The Bryan City Council, during its regular meeting held on August 14, 2012, voted to remove “interim” from Kean Register’s title and unanimously selected him to serve as Bryan’s City Manager, contingent on approval of an employment agreement by the City Council. The Council authorized Mayor Jason Bienski to negotiate an employment agreement with Mr. Register under the terms as set forth by the Council.
Mr. Register first served as Bryan’s Interim City Manager from February 22, 2006, until October 30, 2006. On September 17, 2010, Mr. Register once again stepped forward at the Council’s request to serve as Interim City Manager and has served in that capacity since then.
Mayor Bienski stated, “The City Council has been extremely pleased with Kean’s performance as Interim City Manager. He manages the City very well and is respected by City employees, community members, business owners and his peers. We are excited about the future of our City under his continued leadership.”
Under the City of Bryan’s Council-Manager form of government, the Council establishes policies and strategic goals and objectives. It is the City Manager’s responsibility to implement the Council’s policies and lead the staff in working toward the accomplishment of the Council’s goals.
Mr. Register has received praise from the Council for his financial and managerial oversight. During his latest tenure as Interim City Manager, Register’s trimming of the City’s budget, privatization of certain functions, and streamlining of the City organizational structure have resulted in significant cost savings to the taxpayers. At the same meeting, Council voted for the first time since 2000 to lower the property tax rate. Council credits Mr. Register and his direction of the City staff with much of this accomplishment.
“I am very proud to be named as Bryan’s City Manager. I look forward to continuing to work with the City’s team of outstanding employees to ensure the best quality of life possible for our entire community,” said Register.
Mr. Register received his B.S. in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University in 1986. He then worked several years in the private utility industry, including serving as TXU’s Region Manager for the South Texas region. In September 2000, he was hired as a BTU Group Manager and has overseen BTU’s energy services, customer service, information technology, fiscal services, regulatory affairs, power production and power marketing during his tenure with BTU.
Mr. Register is a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves and served in the 36th Infantry Divisions Airborne, Ranger and Long Range Surveillance units. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Texas Municipal Power Agency and the Texas Public Power Association.
Kean and his lovely wife, Vita, have two sons, Dustin Paul and Justin.
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