City Council Goals

The North Richland Hills City Council is dedicated to making our community the City of Choice for all citizens to live, work and play. To accomplish this, the Council has adopted a plan for the future. The plan was first approved in February 1998 and has been reviewed and updated periodically to respond to changing needs in our community. The latest update was made in May 2021. The plan provides a clear vision and goals for the city's future. It is the road map that directs our city toward positive change and serves as the policy direction for city government. It also serves as a guide for developing the city's budget. The plan provides a mission statement, vision statement and sets nine goals by which to govern:

Mission Statement

To ensure an exceptional quality of life and long-term viability of North Richland Hills through local leadership and regional cooperation.


The city of choice to live, work, and play. A community for:

  • Quality neighborhoods (sustainable & revitalized)
  • Exceptional family living and leisure activities
  • Connection to great business and job opportunities


  • Quality Community Development & Revitalization
  • Efficient & Effective Transportation System
  • Safety & Security
  • Financial Stability
  • Positive City Image
  • Sense of Community
  • Targeted Economic Development
  • Local & Regional Leadership
  • Efficient & Effective Delivery of City Services

Core Values


In addition to these goals, the City Council has also established core values for the City Council and staff to adhere to in the delivery of services to our citizens. These values include: 

  • Respect
  • Service
  • Productivity
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork