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Mayor Pro Tem Tim Welch

Tim Welch, P.E. was first elected in November 2002 to fill an unexpired term and re-elected seven times. He served as Mayor Pro-Tem 2005-2006. He previously served on the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Capital Improvement Advisory Committee 1999-2002 and served as Vice Chairman of Planning & Zoning Commission in 2002.

Mr. Welch was born in South Dakota and raised on the family farm south of Bismarck, North Dakota. He graduated from St. Mary's Central High School and attended North Dakota State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1986. He is currently the President/Owner of Welch Engineering, Inc., a consulting civil engineering firm specializing in general land development projects throughout Texas. Tim has been a licensed Professional Engineer for 24 years.

Tim and his wife, Donna, have been married for 34 years and have lived in North Richland Hills for 26 years. Donna is a school teacher at Keller ISD and teaches middle school Career & Technology. Mr. Welch's current memberships include American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers and Northeast Richland Lions Club.

Boards & Committees

Mr. Welch currently serves on the following committees and boards:
  • Birdville Independent School District-Project Lead the Way (PLTW), Partnership Committee
  • Director of the Northeast Richland Lions Club
  • Fort Worth Wholesale Water & Wastewater Advisory Committee, Secretary
  • Greater Fort Worth Builder Association, Board of Directors
  • Hammer and Nails, Trustee
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments Cotton Belt Corridor Strategy Committee
  • Northeast Leadership Forum
  • NRH Alternate Representative on the Regional Transportation Council
  • NRH Chairman for the Capital Improvement Program
  • NRH Crime Control & Prevention District
  • NRH Landscape Review Board
  • NRH Representative on the North Central Texas Council of Government's Big Fossil Creek Watershed Policy Committee
  • NRH Representative on the Regional Rail Corridor Study
  • NRH Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones No.1 and No.2
  • South Central High Speed Rail and Transportation Authority, Inc., Board Member (SCHSRTA)
  • TEX-21 (Transportation Excellence for the 21st Century), Chairman
  • Texas High Speed Rail and Transportation Corporation, Board Member, Secretary & Executive Committee Member, (THSRTC)
  • TEX Rail Corridor Environmental Impact Study Community Resource Council Member


  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Fort Worth Branch, Engineer of the Year, 2012
  • Texas Public Works Association Public Works Project of the Year Award in the Historical Restoration category, 2010
  • NCTCOG CLIDE Awards, Redevelopment category, 2009
  • Partnership Award from the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association, 2004 winner, 2006 finalist
  • Melvin Jones Fellow Award from the Lions Club International Foundation, 2003-2004
  • Lion of the Year from the Northeast Richland Lions Club, 2002-2003