The week after the city of College Station disbands the Experience Bryan/College Station travel and tourism agency, the Bryan city council creates its own organization.
The council voted 5-1 to one to create the “Destination Bryan” agency. Councilman Mike Southerland voted against creating the agency, then joined the rest of the council in approving staff recommendations for the first three members of the board of directors.
The vote followed an e-mail opposing the tourism office that was composed by downtown Bryan property owner Charles Mancuso and read by city secretary Mary Lynne Stratta.
The first three directors of the board of “Destination Bryan” are downtown Bryan advocate Fern Jones, Texas A&M deputy athletics director Michael Thompson Jr., and Spencer Clements of the Stella Hotel and Atlas Lakewalk.