About Our Culture

picture of the southlake way logo with each city valueOur Culture

At the City of Southlake, we are world-class professionals serving a world-class community.  We value innovative, energetic, passionate doers, who love to serve and create positive, memorable experiences. We break the mold of local government every day.

Do The Right Thing, Always

Our values of integrity, innovation, accountability, commitment to excellence, and teamwork are foundational to who we are as a City. They are the principles by which we operate that guide our decisions. As City employees, we understand our role and responsibility in the organization and pledge to do the right thing, think outside the box, own it, go above and beyond, and work together always.

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What Members of Our Team Think


Alex Stroud  –  Crew Leader, Public Works

""“Southlake as a City and an organization is at the top of its class in the 'world-class' category. The challenges we are tasked with are uniquely complex and of the highest difficulty, but the biggest challenges yield the highest rewards. Meeting these challenges continuously pushes the limits of all our skills and abilities to the greatest heights, and I believe this makes working for Southlake special and what keeps us as a city and an organization better than the best.”




Dylan Welch – HR Business Partner, Human Resources

""“I really enjoy how receptive everyone in the City is to change. We have processes in place to actively ensure we’re not doing anything just because 'we’ve always done it this way.' We always try new things to gain efficiency, enhance productivity and improve the user experience for everyone involved, whether that’s our residents, our fellow departments, or our co-workers. We are constantly evolving and changing, which requires constant growing and learning to keep up with, and to me, that’s one of my favorite things about working for Southlake!”



Julia Crow – Construction Inspector, Public Works

""“What makes working for Southlake so special is the strong bond between employees. We are not just colleagues, we are family; and no matter what time of day, we unite to help one another, making sure our community is taken care of.”