Bryan has been a resident of Kingston ever since he first moved here in 2000 to attend Queen’s University as a graduate student. After obtaining his Master’s and PhD in Economics at Queen’s, he joined the economics faculty at Royal Military College, where he has worked as an assistant professor since 2006.
Bryan first ran for city council in 2010 in Trillium District, where he lives with his wife Shyla and their two boys Judah and Micah. Bryan has served on city council for the last four years, where he has used his background as an economist to push forward a progressive agenda centred around economic development, quality of life initiatives and the facilitation of more affordable housing in Kingston.
Bryan has served as the chair of the city’s planning committee over the last two years, and was also the vice-chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on Development, an initiative aimed at streamlining the development approvals process in Kingston. Bryan has also been a member of the KEDCO board over the last four years, actively participating in the development of a new strategic plan to attract new business ventures to the city.
In working to advance more affordable housing in Kingston, Bryan has served as a member of the board of Town Homes Kingston, a non-profit housing provider. In working to keep Kingston’s downtown healthy and strong, Bryan has been a board member of the Downtown Kingston business association.