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Councilmember Theresa Bledsoe

Councilmember Theresa Bledsoe has lived in Texas for 29 years and has lived in Richland Hills since June 2008. She has served as a Citizen member for the Richland Hills Development Corporation, Branding Committee member, Planning & Zoning Commission member and was on the Charter Committee. Councilmember Bledsoe is also involved with her Neighborhood Watch program as Co-Captain.

Councilmember Bledsoe has worked as a Physical Therapy Tech since the 1980s and in 2006 she became an Area Administrative Tech for Rehab Pro Therapy, which she offers administrative support to 32 Skilled Nursing Facilities throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado.

Councilmember Bledsoe grew up in Oklahoma City with loving and well-respected parents. She is the only girl with four brothers. She has three beautiful young women who are Jesi, Amber and Atasha that she loves as if they were her own daughters. They in turn have blessed Councilmember Bledsoe with 10 beautiful grandchildren. In 2016, she married her best friend Shannon whom she has known since 1997.

Current Committees

  • Development Committee 

Duties of Councilmembers

Per the City of Richland Hills Home Rule Charter (PDF), the duties of City of Richland Hills councilmembers are as follows:

Sec. 6.03. - Powers and duties of City Council.

The powers and duties herein conferred upon the City Council shall include but shall not be limited to the following:

(1) To appoint and remove the City Manager, City Attorney, Municipal Judge and relief Municipal Judges, and other such employees required by state law to be appointed by the City Council.

(2) To establish other administrative departments and distribute the work of divisions and to abolish or consolidate said departments and divisions.

(3) To adopt the budget of the City.

(4) To authorize the issuance of:

A. Bonds by a bond ordinance;

B. Certificates of obligation subject to the notice, petition and election provisions as provided within V.T.C.A, Local Government Code §271041, the Certificate of Obligation Act.

(5) To inquire into the conduct of any office, department, or agency of the City and make investigation as to municipal affairs.

(6) To appoint all commissions, boards, committees, task forces and/or appointed groups to assist the Council in the performance of its duties and responsibilities, such powers subject to the restrictions of the Charter and the laws of the State of Texas.

(7) To adopt plats.

(8) To adopt and modify the official map of the City.

(9) To regulate, license, and fix the charges or fares made by any person owning, obtaining or controlling any vehicle of any character used for carrying of passengers for hire on the public streets and alleys of the City.

(10) To provide for the establishment and designations of fire limits and to prescribe the kind and character of buildings or structures or improvements to be erected therein, and provide for the condemnation of dangerous structures or buildings or dilapidated buildings calculated to increase the fire hazard, and the manner of their removal or destruction.

(11) To fix the salaries and compensation for the non-elective City officers and employees.

(12) To provide for sanitary sewer and water system.

(13) May regulate burial grounds, cemeteries, and crematories and condemn and close any such burial grounds, cemeteries, and crematories in the thickly settled portions of the City when public interest or public health may demand, and may regulate interment of the deceased.