Mayor William T. “Bill” Benton was first elected as Mayor in May 2017, and re-elected in May 2019.
Mayor Benton is self-employed and the owner of Benton Limousine, ABC Bonding, Benton Realty and Rose-Rich Realty. He earned his Associate’s Degree from Wharton County Junior College and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston. He is active in the Rosenberg Lions Club and Hispanics Offering People Education (HOPE).
Mayor Benton serves on the City of Rosenberg Image Committee, Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council, representative to the H-GAC board, and Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Evaluation Committee.
Councilor Jacob Balderas was first elected as Councilor At Large, Position 1 in May 2017 at the age of 19 making him the youngest elected official in the state of Texas at that time, and he was re-elected in a runoff election on June 8, 2019.
Born in El Campo, TX his family settled in Rosenberg in 2002. Balderas attended Travis Elementary in Rosenberg and ultimately George Ranch High School. Currently Jacob is attending Lone Star College to earn his degree in criminal justice. Jacob is a Texas Licensed Private Investigator, and currently works as the Administrative Director for SecureNow Investigations in Houston, TX.
Councilor Balderas currently serves on the Animal Control Shelter Advisory Board, Finance/Audit Committee, Main Street Advisory Board, Planning Commission, and Charter Review Committee.
Councilor Kevin Raines was elected to the office of City Councilor At Large, Position 2 in a runoff on June 8, 2019. Councilor Raines was elected Mayor Pro Tem on June 18, 2019.
Born in Lufkin, TX, Councilor Raines settled in Rosenberg in the early 1990s with his wife Lisa, where they enjoyed raising their three daughters here during that time. Kevin served 18 years at the Rosenberg Police Department, through the ranks as a patrol officer, patrol sergeant, and detective until 2011. Councilor Raines currently works as a network service manager for AT&T.
He currently serves on the Employee Benefits Committee, Finance/Audit Committee, an alternate to the Greater Fort Economic Development Council, Professional Services/Engineering Project Review Committee, and member of the Rosenberg Development Corporation Board.
Councilor Isaac Davila was elected to the office of City Councilor, District 1 in May 2018. A third-generation Rosenberg resident, Isaac is self-employed in the building material industry. He is a lifelong member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and and a member of both the LULAC and Knights of Columbus. He served the community as a leader of the Boy Scouts for ten years.
Councilor Davila does not currently serve on any committees, boards, task forces or commissions.
Councilor Steven M. DeGregorio was elected to the office of City Councilor, District 2 in May 2018.
Originally from Corpus Christi, Steve transferred to Houston in 2009 and is currently the analytical services manager for Fugro USA Land, Inc., running the operations of the laboratory. He also participates in offshore expeditions to collect scientific data for environmental impact studies in the Gulf of Mexico.
Councilor DeGregorio attended Del Mar College and Angelo State University, receiving a degree in Medical Technology. He also attended Texas A & M University Corpus Christi where he studied environmental science.
Councilor DeGregorio currently serves on the Animal Control Shelter Advisory Board.
Councilor Lisa M. Wallingford was elected to the office of City Councilor, District 3, in May 2018, where she previously served in 2016. She is a member of the Employee Benefits Committee, Finance/Audit Committee, Professional Services/Engineering Project Review Committee, Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Evaluation Committee, alternate to the H-GAC board, and member of the Rosenberg Development Corporation Board.
Councilor Richard Olson was elected to the office of City Councilor, District 4, in May 2018, and serves on the Employee Benefits Committee, Parks and Recreation Board, Professional Services/Engineering Project Review Committee, and member of the Rosenberg Development Corporation Board.
The City of Rosenberg operates in a Council-Manager form of government in which the City Council sets the policy and overall direction for the City, and appoints a professional City Manager and other key officials to oversee the City’s daily operations.
The Rosenberg City Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at City Hall, 2110 4th Street, Rosenberg, Texas. A Workshop meeting is scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chamber. A detailed meeting schedule is below. Additional special meetings may be called periodically as necessary. Meeting agendas and agenda packets are available here. Agendas are also posted on a bulletin board at the front door of City Hall at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Emergency meetings may be called with two (2) hours written notice.
City Council meetings are broadcast live on the City’s municipal television channel via the website, or Comcast channel 16, and are available “on-demand” with agenda packet information via the website the morning after each meeting.
Time is allotted at the beginning of each item on the council agenda for residents, staff and other interested persons to address Council regarding agenda items. Time is also allotted at each regular meeting for persons wishing to address Council on non-agenda items or other issues. These non-agenda items or other issues must be related to City business only. Speakers are asked to step to the podium as soon as you are recognized by the Mayor, and state one’s name and address before beginning your presentation. To save time, and allow everyone desiring so to speak, debate or discussion with Council regarding a presented item is not allowed; however, your comments may be included as part of the official minutes of the Council Meeting.
Proposing Resolutions or Proclamations
Please contact the Mayor or the City Secretary to make a request for a resolution or proclamation. If approved by the Mayor, the City Secretary will see that appropriate arrangements are made.
Adding Items to Council Agenda
A written request must be submitted to the City Secretary at least ten (10) days prior to the Council meeting. The Mayor and Council will review the request and determine whether or not it will be placed on the agenda. The City Secretary will advise the requester regarding the decision about whether or not the item will be placed on the agenda.
Elections and Terms of Office
Elections for Council positions are held on the May general election date. City Councilors serve staggered terms of office, and positions are up for election according to the following schedule: Mayor, At-Large 1, At-Large 2 – odd years; Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4 – even years. Councilors serve two year terms (with the exception of Districts 1, 2, 3 & 4 for the 2015 election), and are limited to three consecutive terms of office by City Charter.