Place 5

Council Member Mike Benton

City Council

  • Appointed to City Council, Place 5 (2017)
  • Elected to City Council, Place 5 (2017)
  • Mayor Pro Tem (2018-2019)

Current NRH Committees

  • Crime Control & Prevention District
  • Landscape Review Board
  • Park and Recreation Facilities Development Corporation
  • Sign Review Board
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 3 (TIF 3)

Prior NRH Board and Commission Service

  • Planning and Zoning Commission (2005-2017)
  • Capital Improvement Advisory Committee (2005-2017)

Community Service (former and current)

  • North Richland Hills Citizen Civic Academy
  • North Richland Hills Neighborhood Crime Watch, Block Captain

Other Areas of Local and Regional Interest

  • Texas Municipal League
    • Second Vice-President, Region 8
  • National Education Team, SkillsUSA 
  • State Board of Directors, SkillsUSA
  • Texas Industrial Vocational Association
  • Association for Career and Technical Education


  • 2008 Spot Light Award, Greater Fort Worth Business Association
  • 2005 and 2010 Campus Teacher of the Year, Birdville Independent School District
  • North Richland Hills Neighborhood Crime Watch, Block Captain


  • Resident of North Richland Hills since 1995
  • Teaching certification from State of Texas
  • Attended University of North Texas  
  • Employed with Birdville Independent School District, Construction Technology teacher at Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • Attends North Richland Hills Baptist Church
  • He and his wife Shari have three children