City Council

The Bedford City Council includes six Council Members and the Mayor, who are elected at-large and serve three-year terms. At-large means each Council Member is elected by all residents and represents the whole community, not individual districts. The Mayor and Council Members also 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.


  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
  • 6 p.m. 
  • City Hall, Building A
    2000 Forest Ridge Drive
    Bedford, TX 76021

Meetings may be called, when needed. 

Dan Cogan

Dan Cogan

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Nichelle Dawkins

Nichelle D. Dawkins

Council Member Place 1
Term: 2022 - 2024
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Council Member Place 2
Term: 2021-2024

headshot of City Council Member Amy Sabol

Amy Sabol 

Council Member Place 3
Term: 2022-2025
Council member Rich Steves

Rich Steves

Council Member Place 4
Term 2021-2026
Steve Farco

Steve Farco

Council Member Place 5
Term: 2022-2025
Rob Gagliardi

Rob Gagliardi

Mayor Pro Tem, Council Member Place 6
Term: 2020-2026

Agendas, Minutes, and Videos

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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View videos on the Public Meetings Online webpage


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.

Sources: Texas Constitution; Bedford Charter; Bedford Code of Ordinances, Chapter 2

Council Vision

 To be a quality residential community balanced with an environment for planned economic vitality.

Mission Statement

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.