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Strategic Objective

The City of Brenham Public Works objective is to enhance Brenham's quality of life, and through sound management, innovation, teamwork and vision, provide dependable, high quality, responsive services, consistent with community values and at a reasonable cost to Brenham's citizens, businesses, institutions, and visitors.


The City of Brenham Public Works Department vision is to be a recognized leader in the delivery of public services; known for our responsiveness, reliability, good stewardship of fiscal and human resources, and caring attention given to everyone that we encounter.


Director Dane Rau 979-337-7407
Parks Superintendent Casey Redman 979-337-7235
Streets Superintendent Brian Smith 979-337-7222
Facility/Fleet Superintendent Stephen Draehn 979-337-7541
Sanitation Superintendent Bobby Branham 979-337-7456


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About Public Works

The City of Brenham Public Works Department delivers a variety of services that Brenham's citizens rely on daily. The Public Works Department is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of 7 departments consisting of approximately 47 employees . Those departments are:

Parks - This department is responsible for operating and maintaining 183.5 acres of Park land. Facilities include 15 soccer fields, 12 baseball/softball fields, 3 community kitchens, 2-walking/jogging trails, 1 antique carousel, 4 pavilions, and 1 hike and bike trail.

Streets - This department is responsible for operating and maintaining over 81 miles of streets and drainage within the City of Brenham. The Street Department is also responsible for keeping tree limbs out of the roadway, installing/replacing street signs and managing right-of-way vegetation within the City of Brenham limits.

Facility/Fleet Maintenance - This department is responsible for managing and maintaining the City of Brenham's municipal facilities along with its fleet. Facilities that are maintained by this department include City Hall, Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library, Brenham Municipal Airport, Donald G. Austin Memorial Animal Shelter, Blue Bell Aquatic Center, Boys and Girls Club, Brenham Heritage Museum and all other facilities that are owned by the City of Brenham.

Sanitation - The Sanitation department has four divisions which allows the City of Brenham to quietly and efficiently manage solid waste for final disposal or reuse. These divisions include the Brenham Transfer Station, Brenham Collection Station, Residential Collection and the Brenham Recycling Center.

Public Works Value

We believe the employees of the City of Brenham are our most valuable resource. Each employee's contribution is the key to our success.


We will be fair, tolerant, patient, courteous, and value diversity


We will do the right thing with honesty, openness, integrity and impartiality


We are all one team united in the constant pursuit of our purpose. We will promote a spirit cooperative effort from all employees within the organization


We will give and accept open, honest, timely, and constructive information


We will be accountable for our actions and deliver on our commitments to our customers and co-workers.