Bernie Gessner was born on November 12, 1936 in Wilmington, Delaware and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Hyattsville, Maryland. Bernie graduated in 1958 from University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and commissioned into the U.S. Navy. In 1966, Bernie married Carol Jean Lindley, a Navasota native and proceeded to have seven children (and now have 10 grandchildren). Bernie resigned from the Navy in August 1970 and moved to Navasota, where he has resided ever since.
Bernie brings great industry and business knowledge to the Council as he managed Sorrell Manufacturing Company in Navasota for 18 months, owned and operated several small businesses in Bryan and College Station (31 years) eventually retiring from the business world in 2003.
Bernie has been a great community volunteer serving four years on Navasota Planning and Zoning Commission before being elected to City Council in May of 2008.
To contact Bernie Gessner, please email Susie Homeyer or call (936) 825-6475 ext.107Return to City Council