Bryan Heath is running against Incumbent Chris Reeves for City Council Place 4. Having moved to Anna in 1994, Heath feels in tune with the city, and said Anna is “the most beautiful land I have ever seen.”

Heath is a multimedia journalist, certified tax preparer and marketing advocate for Crown Wireless in Anna.

Heath said he wants to continue the growth that Anna has been experiencing.

“I have listened to the concerns of families, students, and many members of our city departments,” he said. “Like many in Anna, we have decided this is the best place to spend the rest of our lives. I see a big and bright future for Anna if we elect council members who are connected to the community, dependable, consistent, persistent and dedicated.”

He feels his experience will give him an advantage and will assist him to do what is best for the city.

“After covering the city councils and school board meetings of Melissa and our surrounding cities, I learned how to be an effective council member from the successes and failures of our neighbors,” Heath said. “I regularly attend council meetings for city council and community events, I enjoy reporting on positive and inspiring stories from our community. With my chosen career, I have to maintain direct contacts with numerous officials and community members from Anna and other cities all over our part of North Texas.”

Heath said being open and transparent with the community is key.

“I was inspired by Mayor Pike’s initiative and example when he gave the first annual Anna State of the City address and the APD’s (Anna Police Department) Coffee with Cops events. They have the right idea that effective representation is accomplished by making yourself available within our community. I am working to increase community involvement and if elected, I will invite the community out to a different Anna business every week for a town hall/informal meet and greet to build a better connection between the city and community. I will encourage any and all available city employees and officials to attend and make themselves available.”

He also said he listened when the residents stated their needs, and wants to focus on those needs.

“Based on what I’ve heard from the community, it sounds like we need a city library, housing for all incomes, higher-end businesses, and entertainment-centered businesses like a bowling alley. We could learn a lot about how to grow wisely and effectively from cities like Melissa and Allen. While it’s true that no one city council member could provide this on their own, they can still do their part to make sure the process runs smooth by being persistent and dedicated.”