On October 27, 2014 Bryan was elected as the 96th Mayor of the City of Kingston. Bryan first ran for City Council in 2010 in Trillium District, where he lives with his wife Shyla and their two boys.
As a City Councillor, Bryan used his background as an economist to push forward a progressive agenda centered on economic development, quality of life initiatives and the facilitation of more affordable housing in Kingston.
Over the last four years, Bryan served as the Chair of the City’s Planning Committee and was the Vice Chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on Development, an initiative aimed at streamlining the development approvals process in Kingston. Bryan also served on the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) board, actively participating in the development of a new strategic plan to attract new business to the city.
In working to advance more affordable housing in Kingston, Bryan served as a member of the board of Town Homes Kingston, a non-profit housing provider. Bryan has also been an active member of the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Association board working to ensure Kingston’s downtown remains healthy and strong.
Bryan moved to Kingston in 2000 to attend Queen’s University as a graduate student. After obtaining his Master’s and PhD in Economics at Queen’s, he then joined the economics faculty at Canada’s Royal Military College in Kingston, where he has worked as an Assistant Professor since 2006.