Culture & Vision

Mission Statement

Historic Downtown Mansfield is a vibrant destination and livable center that supports a range of businesses, housing options, and activities for all ages.

The Historic Downtown Mansfield program exists to promote the downtown district as a historical resource, great place to visit for shopping and dining, and a place with a strong cultural arts scene and tons of community events and activities. 

We are here to serve as a resource of information for shoppers, event goers, and business and property owners. We create the future by promoting the cutting edge of private investment which brings amenities that benefit the community.

Culture & Vision of Historic Downtown Mansfield

Historic Downtown Mansfield is THE destination and local hotspot of South Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex for residents and visitors to the area. We want to create an urban city center that is unique and retains that cozy, hometown feeling of community connection.


1. Preserve History
We value the preservation of historic structures and Mansfield's history by exhausting all options to preserve before letting something be destroyed.

2. Create Hometown Experiences
We work to support the local cultural arts community which give a space for the community to have their voices heard and connect them to the voices around them.

3. Recruit World Class Amenities
We will leverage all of the tools at our disposal to recruit business and residential development that transforms downtown into the urban core of the city.

4. Be the Official Voice of Downtown
We will operate at the trusted source for accurate information regarding all business opportunities, community amenities and events, and local happenings.

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Rachel BagleyMeet the Historic Downtown Coordinator

Rachel Bagley, BBM

Rachel Bagley serves as the Historic Downtown Program Coordinator, a recent appointment that resulted from her joining the City of Mansfield's Economic Development Corporation as their Director of Marketing and Innovation. 

Rachel joined the City in October 2022 after serving as the Senior Associate Director for Midwestern State University, and prior to that as the Vice President of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce. Rachel received her Bachelor's in Business Marketing from Liberty University in 2012, and brings years of experience in leading development, guiding business owners, and business recruitment and retention.

As the program coordinator, Rachel works with teammates from across multiple departments to develop programs, projects, and provide resources that preserve and enhance what is unique and authentic about Historic Downtown Mansfield. 

Along with her work as the Historic Downtown Program Coordinator, Rachel also manages a number of economic development, recruitment, and revitalization projects.