The Council consists of 7 members: 6 Council Members and the Mayor who are elected at-large and serve 3-year terms. Council Members serve without pay.
The Mayor presides at meetings of the Council and may vote on all matters coming before the Council. The Council elects, from among its members, a Mayor Pro Tempore who acts as mayor in the absence of the Mayor.
A quorum is a majority of members.
City Hall, Building A
2000 Forest Ridge Drive
Bedford, TX 76021
Bedford is incorporated as a home rule city and operates under the council-manager form of government. All powers of the city and the determination of policy are vested in an elective Council which enacts legislation, adopts budgets, determines policies, and appoints the city manager to execute the laws and administer the government of the City.
To be a quality residential community balanced with an environment for planned economic vitality.
The Bedford City Council is committed to making every resident proud of our City. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Bedford for all residents by creating an attractive, secure, and inclusive community. We will proactively work together and in a transparent manner for the future, foster economic growth, encourage citizen involvement, and preserve our City for future generations.
2018 Strategic Plan
This document is the result of the City Council and staff engaging in a strategic planning process to create a vision for the future of the Bedford community and outlining a path towards its achievement. The 2018 Strategic Plan establishes the City Council's leadership vision and clear strategic focus areas, initiatives, priorities, and policies.