Message from the Town Manager
The Town of Westlake is honored to have received the prestigious recognition awarded by the following respected organizations, both from a state and international level. It is our belief that a well-governed, informed and engaged citizenry is essential to creating a sense of community and effective local government. We want to express our sincere thanks to each and every organization for acknowledging our efforts in these endeavors and, to the citizens of Westlake, who have helped expand and nurture the development of our growing town.
2023 Award of Excellence from the State of Texas Municipal Clerks Office
Westlake’s Town Secretary's Office has earned the Achievement of Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal Clerks Association (TMCA). The Town of Westlake is one of only 24 municipalities out of 595 member cities in Texas to earn the recognition. The Achievement of Excellence Award recognizes the statutory requirements and demands for the effective management of resources for proper governance by the municipal clerk's office. The award itself recognizes municipal clerk's offices throughout the state for compliance with federal, state, and local statutes that govern standards necessary to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office.
Scenic City Certification Program 2021
The Town of Westlake is proud to be identified as a Platinum-Level Certified Scenic City by the Scenic Texas, Scenic City Certification Program. Westlake was one of only a handful of other cities in the entire state of Texas to be awarded the Platinum Level status in the inaugural year of the Scenic City Certification Program.
Site Selectors Guild 2017 Excellence in Economic Development Award
In March 2017, The Town of Westlake won the distinguished Excellence in Economic Development Award from The Site Selectors Guild (SSG). The Town won the award for its work in bringing the new Charles Schwab development in Westlake. The Schwab Corporation is currently constructing a $100 million regional campus at the intersection of Highways 170 and 114 that will bring approximately 2,500 new employees to the region. You can read more about the prestigious award here.
3CMA 2016 Savvy Award of Excellence
We are happy to share that our resident newsletter/magazine garnered a first-ever Savvy award from the national organization 3CMA at their annual conference. Town of Westlake staff took home the award in the category of Printed Publications-External Publications for Simply Westlake! The Savvy Awards recognizes outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing, and citizen-government relationships. More than 700 entries in 38 categories were received.
ICMA 2013 Strategic Leadership and Governance Award
In September 2013, the Town of Westlake was honored for its outstanding programmatic and personal contributions to local government by ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. The Strategic Leadership and Governance Awards recognize the innovative and successful local government programs or processes that have significantly affected a local government organization's culture or strategic direction. Westlake was selected (from local governments across the nation and globe with populations less than 10,000) for its Strategic Issues-Focused Governance Systems (SIGS).
TEDC 2012 Community Economic Development Award
The Texas Economic Development Council will be honoring the Town of Westlake in September with the 2012 Community Economic Development Award due to the significant economic contribution of Deloitte University to both the community and the State of Texas.
ICMA 2012 Community Sustainability Program Excellence Award
In October 2013, the International City/County Management Association presented the Town of Westlake with the 2012 Community Sustainability Program Excellence Award, applauding the efforts of the innovative community communications program, Westlake Windows: TGIF! (Transparent Government In Focus).
TCMA 2012 City Council of the Year Award
The Texas City Management Association has honored the Town of Westlake with the 2012 City Council of the Year Award. This award was evaluated based on councilmember commitment to ethics, priority of the citizenry, cohesive functioning capability, support of prudent financial management, emphasis on professional development, harmonious interaction, promotion of community awareness, and expression of leadership.
Texas Municipal League 2009 Municipal Excellence Award
The Town of Westlake was awarded the 2009 Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Award in Management Innovations at the Texas Municipal League Annual Conference and Exhibition. This award recognizes and encourages the achievements of Texas cities in meeting the challenges of municipal government. Westlake received the Management Innovations Award in the Under 25,000 population category for its unique community outreach program, Westlake Windows: Transparent Government in Focus (TGIF).
Tree City USA
The Arbor Day Foundation has named the Town of Westlake a Tree City USA community again for the year 2022. Westlake is proud to be awarded this great honor for 22 consecutive years.