Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth on June 18, 2011.
A successful business owner for 17 years, Mayor Price began her career in public service as Tarrant County Tax Assessor in 2000 and quickly used her business experience to make her department one of the most efficient in Texas, saving taxpayers millions of dollars. Holding the line on costs and improving customer service, Mayor Price helped the Tax Assessor’s office win national and statewide awards for efficiency, innovation and performance. Her office efficiently handled an increasing workload — Tarrant County grew by more than 200,000 people during her tenure — and accomplished that with virtually no increase in her department’s budget. Mayor Price’s stewardship of a department that collects $3.2 billion in taxes a year has helped Tarrant County become one of the few governments in the country to live within its means. During her time in office, the county saw no budget shortfalls or deficits. Born in Fort Worth, Mayor Price has been a leader in Cowtown’s business, government and community service groups all her life — from Sunday school, the PTA and Camp Fire Girls to serving as Vice President of the Red Cross and board member of the Police Department’s Bike Officers Citizen Support Club, as well as professional associations.
After graduating from Arlington Heights High School, she earned a science degree in biology at the University of Texas in Arlington. Before being elected to office, she owned Price Cornelius Title Service. Betsy and her husband Tom, an insurance executive, have three children, two grandsons and three dogs.