Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected as the 44th Mayor of the City of Fort Worth on June 18, 2011.
Price has been an active leader in the Fort Worth community for years, serving on numerous boards, commissions and professional associations. After running her own successful title company for 17 years, Price turned to public service.
Elected in 2000 to serve as Tarrant County’s Tax Assessor, she transformed the Assessor’s Office into one of the most efficient in the State of Texas, saving taxpayers millions. Since taking office as Mayor, Price has focused her work on the basics of any growing city to ensure sustainability for future generations by promoting grassroots public engagement, supporting economic development and championing public education. Her focuses are a healthy community, an engaged public, and a fiscally responsible city.
An avid cyclist, Betsy tries to be on her bike as much as possible. You can even join her at a rolling town hall, where she combines civic engagement with an active lifestyle. Price is an animal lover. She has two dogs named Bear and Molly, a cat named Sophie – and even a Longhorn named Sheriff Smitty! Betsy has been married to Tom, an insurance agent, for more than 40 years and has three children. Price is also a proud grandmother to her five grandchildren, who only know her as “Tootsie.”
Her favorite part of being Mayor is being out in the community with the incredible residents of Fort Worth.