Retired Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson Is Appointed To A Fourth City Advisory Body

This story has been corrected, stating Andrew Nelson was appointed as a city representative to one organization while he was mayor and was named to three city advisory bodies after retiring as mayor.

Four months after former Bryan mayor Andrew Nelson left office, he represents the city on four city advisory bodies.

The latest took place when the city council named Nelson to the board governing the Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA).

Nelson’s appointment during the council’s March 14 meeting followed background information about the organization from city manager Kean Register, who is also on the TMPA board.

Register agreed with a statement from councilwoman Marca Ewers-Shurtleff that Nelson had “an extensive knowledge of this particular subject matter which might be foriegn” to others, and that Nelson “as a formerly elected official would be in a good position to have acquired all of that knowledge and be able to fill those limited (TMPA) seats effectively.”

TMPA, which is made up of the cities of Bryan, Denton, Garland, and Greenville, once ran the Gibbons Creek power plant in Grimes County and still operates electric transmission lines.

Since retiring from the Bryan council in November 2022, Nelson was also named to the BTU board of directors and the board overseeing the Destination Bryan tourism agency.

Nelson continues as a member of the board of the Brazos Valley economic development corporation, which was an appointment that occurred while he was mayor.

Click below to hear comments from the March 14, 2023 Bryan city council meeting.