Chris Treat plans to seek the position of Mayor of the City of Bryant. This is a non-partisan position. His full announcement follows.
Long-time Bryant resident and current Parks Director, Chris Treat, has officially announced his candidacy for Mayor of Bryant, Arkansas. With deep roots in the community and a passion for public service, Chris is poised to lead Bryant into a prosperous future.
Chris’ connection to Bryant goes back to 1978 when his father, Coach Joe Treat, and mother, Cathy Treat, were hired by the Bryant School District. Growing up in Bryant, Chris, along with his siblings Tim and Jeannie, spent their summers swimming at Mills Pool and playing ball at Ashley Park, instilling in him a profound appreciation for Bryant’s parks and recreation.
Following his love for basketball, Chris went on to play for the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). Chris’ wife Jana also attended UCA graduating with a degree in Occupational Therapy. The Treat family, now with four grown children, all of whom are Bryant High School graduates, has a strong commitment to the city’s educational and community values.
Chris Treat’s dedication to the City of Bryant has been evident in his role as Parks Director. Under his leadership, the Parks Department has flourished, with increased team morale and growing community appreciation, particularly after the release of the parks master plan in August.
As he embarks on his mayoral campaign, Chris emphasizes his core goal: to foster a culture of open dialogue and collaboration within the community. He believes that Bryant faces significant challenges that can only be effectively addressed through unity and cooperation.
“Our community is facing some big challenges,” says Treat. “The only way we are going to find solutions to those challenges is to work together. To build bridges, not walls. We need to have more residents of Bryant engaged in the conversation. It’s our city, and it’s all of our responsibility to bring about the change we need. I’ll approach being Mayor the same way I approach life – with a ‘we over me’ and ‘team’ mindset, imprinted on me from a young age by my father.”
Chris Treat’s candidacy promises a fresh and collaborative approach to leadership in Bryant, with a focus on community engagement and positive change. The Treat campaign invites all residents to join the conversation and participate in building a brighter future for Bryant.