Rhonda Hurst was elected to City Council in May 2023. Ms. Hurst grew up in Highland Village and remained a resident until getting married in 1999. She and her husband resided in Lewisville for five years and then moved back to Highland Village in 2004. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and has enjoyed a career in land development that includes working with and for local cities.
Prior to serving on the City Council, Rhonda served as Chairman of the Highland Village Inland Trail Committee, was a member of the LISD District Advisory Committee, and served on the boards of local nonprofit organizations. While a resident of Lewisville, she served on the Parks Board and the LISD Camp Goddard Committee. Her family has been active in Highland Village since they moved to the City in the 1970's. Rhonda's parents, still residing in Highland Village, have volunteered for the City including serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Her father was the municipal judge of Highland Village for close to 40 years and has the distinction of the longest serving municipal judge in Texas. Rhonda is a second-generation council member. She is following in the footsteps of her aunt that served as a city council member, the Mayor of Highland Village and Chairman of the 2499 Steering Committee.
Rhonda enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons and extended family. Her family is active in local youth sports, her children's school and community organizations. Ms. Hurst and her family are members of St. Francis Catholic Church in Grapevine.