Mayor Becky Haas Begins Work as Mayor of Richmond

Mayor-Elect Rebecca Kennelly

Mayor-Elect Rebecca Kennelly Haas took the oath of office and was sworn in as the new Mayor of Richmond, Texas November 16th at the City’s regular Commission meeting to begin her three-year term as the eleventh mayor of Richmond. Haas then led the Commission meeting through remainder of the agenda.

Rebecca (Becky) Kennelly Haas has been a resident of Richmond for 50+ years and a business owner in the Historic Downtown District for the past seven years. She has been married to Robert Haas for 40 years and together they have raised two daughters, Amanda and Kelly.

Haas is a proud direct descendant of one of Stephen F. Austin’s first settlers in Texas, known as the Old 300. She is charter board member and current Chaplain for the Descendants of Austin’s Old Three Hundred organization.

Haas is passionate about Texas history with a keen interest in Richmond, Texas history. She is a member of the Fort Bend County Historical Commission, a former member of the Richmond Historical Commission, a member of the Fort Bend County Museum, a board member of the Black Cowboy Museum, a member of the Historic Richmond Association (HRA) and is a Fort Bend Museum Docent. Those who know Haas know she continually advocates for the promotion of the town she loves: Richmond.