Additional Resources for Board Members

These are just a few of the external resources available to build board members’ knowledge and understanding. 

American Planning Association  |
APA is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. 

Congress for New Urbanism  |
CNU is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions.

Mayor’s Council of Tarrant County

The Tarrant County Mayors’ Council was established in 1975, and promotes development, redevelopment, and renewal aimed at combating community deterioration.The Council acts as an advisory committee to the Commissioners Court for the distribution of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. This council addresses a variety of issues that cross city boundaries, and is comprised of the mayors of 38 cities located wholly or partly within Tarrant County and meets every other month.

National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. 

National Recreation and Park Association  |
NRPA’s mission is to advance parks, recreation, and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.

North Central Texas Council of Governments  |
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of, by, and for local governments, established to assist in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development.

North Texas Commission  |
The North Texas Commission unites businesses, municipalities, chambers of commerce and higher education institutions to network and collaborate in addressing regional topics and issues. 

Regional Transportation Council  |
RTC is the independent transportation policy body of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Southeast Tarrant Transportation Partnership  |
SETTP is dedicated to meeting the transportation and development needs of Southeast Tarrant County.

Tarrant Regional Transportation Council  |
TRTC is committed to finding solutions to the mobility challenges facing the western half of the Metroplex.

Tarrant County A to Z

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This PDF is a guide to the departments and services provided by Tarrant County Government.

Vision North Texas |
Vision North Texas is an award-winning partnership of private, public, and academic organization.