Brad Bruns, 58, has announced he will seek re-election to the Springdale City Council, Ward 3, Position 1.
Bruns is a long-time resident of Springdale, calling this his home for over 33 years. he has served on the Springdale City Council for the past 4 years and chairs the Finance and Parks & Recreation committees. Bruns worked with Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse to bring the city’s parks bond issue into reality that voters asked for in 2012. To date, the bond has purchased over 200 acres of land, pre-engineering is complete and the design has made it through the planning commission with a unanimous vote. The city is now awaiting bid returns.
Bruns grew up in Arkansas graduating from Mountainburg High School. He graduated from the University of Arkansas and began a career with the University of Arkansas Police Department in 1979, serving as an investigator, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain before retiring with more than 23 years of service. Bruns was responsible for overseeing the department's operations budget and staff. He attended three Police Academies, including the FBI National Academy.
After retiring from law enforcement, Bruns has spent the past 12 years in the real estate industry, and is now working with Lindsey and Associates.
"Serving the citizens of Springdale on the City Council is a way for me to be a team player, work hard and give back to the city I love,” Bruns said in a statement. "I will continue to look for opportunities to make Springdale even more business friendly and improve the quality of life for our residents."
Bruns moved to Springdale in 1981, where he lives with his wife Rhenda and 13 year old son, Aaron. Bruns has served as president of FBINAA, Springdale Kiwanis and is an active member of Cross Church and the Springdale Rotary Club.
"I still believe it is crucial for a council person to know and understand the history of Springdale to be able to help lead it in the future. Springdale is moving forward in such a positive direction now but we still have more work to do. Our best years are definitely ahead."