About us

Demographics

It’s an exhilarating time in Celina! Currently, with an estimated population of  18,000,  the  City of  Celina’s  population has nearly doubled since  2010.  This pace makes Celina one of the fastest growing cities in the  Dallas-Fort  Worth  Metroplex. Situated in high-growth   Collin   County and nestled between the major arteries of Preston Road to the east and the future Dallas North Tollway to the west,   Celina’s   maximum projected buildout population is approximately 350,000.

In other words,  Celina is positioned geographically, demographically and economically to quickly become a big player in the North Texas metropolitan community.  

Celina’s median household income is $92,000, with an average home value of $429,705. Residents are only minutes away from Frisco’s    “$5    Billion    Mile,” major hospitals,   and the top-ranked Prosper and Celina school districts.

COMMUNITY

Celina is  known for  its celebration  of authentic  culture. Its signature event, CajunFest, as well as several other family-oriented  events including  Parkfest,  Fri- day Night Farmer’s Markets, Movies on the Square, Splash and Blast 4th of July Celebration, Trick or Treat on the Square and Christmas on the Square promote a  community  identity.  For  the  adults,  several  local wineries  promote  an  interest  in  culture  and  good wine.

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CORE VALUES

INTEGRITY

  • We do the right thing at all times
  •  We are committed to building and maintaining creditability and trust both internally and externally
  • We are accountable in our words and actions
  • We question actions that may be inconsistent with our Core Values

COMMUNITY

  • We are a unified body and work as a team
  • When we disagree, we resolve it according to our Core Values
  • We value and respect all employees and our customers
  • We foster a culture that includes understanding, support, balance and a sense of humor
  • We embrace openness, diversity and inclusion

EXCELLENCE

  • We  always do our best
  • We  embrace innovation and efficiency while remaining good stewards of City resources
  • We are accountable and take pride in our work
  • We seek opportunities to learn and expand our professional horizons

SERVICE

  • We  are selfless public servants and believe in helping others
  • We  treat everyone the way we wish to be treated
  • We  are caring and empathetic in all we do
  • We  work to deliver excellent service to all we encounter

Brand Tagline: Life Connected

What does “Life Connected” mean?

Celina is literally wired for connectivity with high-speed fiber, but also encourages personal connections through interconnected trails, open patios, and a thriving town square. Businesses and communities are built on connections. Celina brings people together.

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

The culture of Celina is founded on the principle of Servant Leadership. This means that every decision made by the city is intended to make sure that the Celina resident's highest priority needs are being served. We are focused on the growth and well-being of the people of the community.

HISTORY

Although  Celina was  not esablished  until  1876,  settlers came  into the  area  at  a  much  earlier  date.  In October 1879 a little settlement began to form a few miles  southwest  of  the  present  day  Celina.  John  T. Mulkey,   Celina’s   first   Postmaster, renamed the town after Celina, Tennessee.  The  Methodist  church was  built  in  1880,  and  also  doubled  as  the  school  for  a  while.  By 1885,  a  general  store,  mill  and  a drug  store  had  been  opened  in  “Old  Celina’.  When  the  rail- road came through town in 1902, residents made the effort to move  the  town’s  actual  main  street  eastward  toward  the  tracks.  The  result  is where the town square stands today. Celina has always been a Small City, with a Big Vision!

SCHOOLS

With a pre-K, two local public elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools, parents have fantastic options with the highly rated school districts of both Celina and Prosper. We take great pride in our Bobcats! Our high school football team has won eight State Championships, and we have won 20 State titles across eight sports.

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GOVERNANCE AND ORGANIZATION

Celina  is  operated  by  a  Council-Manager  form  of government,   with   six   council   members   and   a mayor, each of whom is elected, at-large, to three- year terms. The council appoints a city manager to act as the chief administrative officer of the city.

Celina’s  total  fiscal  year  budget  is  $34  million,  with a  staff  of  103  employees.  

The  property  tax  rate  is $0.645 per $100 of valuation.



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