Our Mission Statement

Together Richardson exists to further celebrate and promote community in Richardson through volunteerism, unique stories, and through shared experiences. We help connect neighbors with neighbors to create a stronger, personalized, vibrant community experience for all Richardson residents.
  • Passionate
    We believe that when we work together we can create a stronger Richardson today and tomorrow.
  • Neighborly
    We encourage all residents to get to know their neighbors as the first step to a stronger community
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  • Purposeful
    We are dedicated to help promote community through supporting local businesses and charities.
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  • Committed
    We strive to connect residents for a united Richardson.
  • Inclusive
    We invite all Richardson residents to be a part of this movement and celebrate our diversity.
  • Proud
    We are all proud to be Richardson residents and want to continually act in a way that reflects that.

Cory Montfort

Founder and Executive Director

Cory began her career as a public school teacher and then completed her Masters of Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. She holds an active License in Professional Counseling and is also a board-approved Counselor Supervisor for the state of Texas. She currently owns and operates The Montfort Group, a private counseling practice focused on bettering relationships through individual, couples, and family counseling. She has extensive experience working within the mental health community facilitating groups, conducting assessments, counseling individuals, and performing crisis intervention.

Additionally, Cory is honored to serve on the Advisory Board for SMU’s Digital Accelerator Program and was recently accepted into Leadership North Texas, Class 9. She has received training in Collaborative Law and is an active member of Collaborative Divorce Texas and Collaborative Law Dallas. Her memberships include the Texas Counseling Association, Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, Texas Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, Texas Counselors for Social Justice, and Dallas Metro Counseling Association. In 2014, Cory was named an Outstanding Women of Today Honoree for Small Business by Altrusa Richardson. In 2017, she became a candidate for a seat on the Richardson City Council.

During Cory’s run for city council, she spoke with many of the neighborhood citizens throughout Richardson and realized there was a practical need to focus on tangible improvements within our city. She decided to use her talents as a business owner, connector, and family counselor to create this organization. Together Richardson is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization which aims to collaborate with many local charities and neighborhoods by working to raise awareness about community needs and solve problems together in a non-partisan way.