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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Nicolette AllenMeet the Historic Downtown Coordinator

Nicolette Ricciuti, MPA, CNU-A

Nicolette Ricciuti serves as the Historic Downtown Program Coordinator, a recent appointment that resulted from the Mansfield City Council's adoption of the Downtown Development Strategies on July 27, 2020. 

Nicolette Ricciuti has served the City of Mansfield since 2017, where she started as a Parks & Recreation Intern whose offices then were located in Historic Downtown Mansfield before their relocation next to Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park. Upon being hired full-time at the City of Mansfield, Nicolette continued to work for the Parks & Recreation Department as well as the Convention & Visitors Bureau. In September 2019, Nicolette transferred to City Hall where she now works as the Community & Organization Development Officer. 

As the program coordinator, Nicolette 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, Nicolette also manages a number of internal and external strategic initiatives, such as the My Mansfield Internship Program, Emerging Leaders Program, Tarrant County HOME Program, Department of Regulatory Compliance, and a number of economic development, recruitment, and revitalization projects.