Steve Mitchell was re-elected to the City Council in May 2015, and has served on the Council since 2005. Mr. Mitchell served as mayor during the 2007-09 term. Prior to his service on the City Council, Mr. Mitchell served on the City Plan Commission for four years, and, prior to that, on the Sign Control Board for 10 years, serving as chairman during his last year on the board.
Mr. Mitchell is the Richardson representative on the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition, serving as the legislative committee chairman, and as a member of the governance committee. He is a Governor Perry-appointee to the University of North Texas System Board of Regents. Mr. Mitchell is a former Governor Perry-appointee to the Commission on State Emergency Communications, and a former Dallas County Commissioner Court appointee to the Keep Dallas County Beautiful Committee. Mr. Mitchell, while mayor, was an active member in the Metroplex Mayors Association
Mr. Mitchell has served as a Dallas County Republican precinct chairman. He is a member of Richardson Rotary Club, and has served as Vocational Service Director, Camp RYLA chairman and RISD-Rotary D-FY-IT chairman. Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of Leadership Richardson Class IX, Citizen Police Academy Class II, and Citizen Fire Academy Class X. He has also served as vice president of the Greenwood Hills Neighborhood Association, and has been a member of Richardson Heights Neighborhood Association, Heights Park Neighborhood Association, and Cottonwood Heights Neighborhood Association.
Mr. Mitchell graduated from the University of North Texas with Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in accounting with an emphasis in tax. Mr. Mitchell works as a tax software project manager for Thomson Reuters, having spent nearly 27 years serving in various leadership roles within the company. His wife, Karen, is a labor and delivery nurse at Baylor University Medical Center. They are the proud parents of two boys and three girls.
City Council Assignments
Retail Committee (Chair)
Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition