About the City

Mission Statement

The City of La Porte is rich in history and built on community, delivering a safe and attractive environment for all walks of life.

A vibrant community, award-winning schools, state-of-the-art library, spacious parkland, easy access to Houston Ship Channel, Galveston Bay, downtown Houston, a municipal government willing to partner with businesses for success, the hometown of nearly 35,000 residents, and many petrochemical industries. That’s La Porte, Texas!

The oldest incorporated town in East Harris County, located 25 miles east of downtown Houston and just north of Galveston, La Porte continues to garner national accolades for its quality of life and municipal innovation.

Core Values

City of La Porte employees will RISE to every occasion as we live out our Core Values.


We value our community. We demonstrate that value by extending kindness, compassion, and care to everyone we interact with.


We work honestly and ethically. We tell the truth, follow the rules, and do what’s right even that is difficult.


We put others first. Proactive and selfless service provision defines us as public servants.


We exceed expectations. We bring our best every day in every aspect of our job.