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Bryan has lived in Mountlake Terrace for the past 20 years. As a small business owner, establishing Wahl and Associates: Public Affairs Strategies in 1991, Bryan has the unique capability to develop innovative solutions and the necessary skills to reach consensus. He has a strong understanding and appreciation for the state and local government process and public policies, experience researching and analyzing legislative issues, and the ability to maintain effective working relationships. After serving on the Planning Commission for 14 years, Bryan was appointed to the Mountlake Terrace City Council in 2012 and elected to his current position in 2013. As a City Councilmember, Bryan’s priorities include policies that increase our jobs and economic vitality, improve quality of life, and ensure responsible and sustainable budgets that direct resources efficiently and effectively to achieve the city’s goals. Bryan helped develop the city’s Comprehensive Plan and vision for how the community will grow, and helped revise the planning policies and development regulations to implement the community’s vision and encourage economic vitality. Bryan currently serves on the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Executive Board and the Regional Transit-Oriented Development Committee. He also serves on Snohomish County Tomorrow’s Steering Committee, the Snohomish County Cities Executive Board, and the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County’s Advocacy Board.
Previously, Bryan served on the city’s Finance Committee and Snohomish County’s Housing and Community Development Advisory Board, Snohomish County Affordable Housing Alliance, and the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Growth Management Policy Board, where he helped address the challenges our communities face in managing growth, providing housing, enhancing our quality of life, and encouraging the jobs, tax revenues and amenities that come with growth.