It is truly an honor to have been re-elected as Mayor of the Town of Westlake.  I am humbled by your support and the continued opportunity to serve.  Thank you.  I thank you, too, for returning Michael Barrett and Alesa Belvedere to the Westlake Town Council. 

I look forward to working with our Council, Town staff and you over the next two years as together we work to take The Town of Westlake to even greater heights.

I am Laura Wheat, and I am running for re-election as Mayor for the Town of Westlake.  It is truly an honor to have served as Mayor since 2008.  So very much has been accomplished since that time.  Under my leadership, the Westlake Town Council and staff have:

  • Clearly defined, and are consistently guided by, the Town’s vision, values and mission.

  • Implemented plans for over 10 miles of walking and biking trails, connecting nearly all Westlake communities.

  • Created a Comprehensive Plan for facing development issues as they arise and limiting commercial development to occur where it should – along the Highway 114 and 170 corridors.  

  • Established effective working relationships with our corporate partners, including Hillwood, Deloitte LLP, Blackstone, Fidelity and Centurion American.

  • Guided Westlake Academy toward its goal of being the best place for students to learn and for teachers to teach.  

As proud as I am of the Town’s accomplishments, I am equally excited and energized by what’s ahead.  One need only exit from Highway 114 onto Davis Boulevard to see that change is in the air.  Although change is never easy, it is often inevitable, especially when you don’t own the land. Please know that as long as I am Mayor, I will remain laser focused on the Town’s stated vision of Westlake as

an oasis of natural beauty that maintains our open spaces in balance with distinctive development, trails and quality of life amenities amidst an ever expanding urban landscape.

 

I’m probably not telling you anything you don’t already know when I say that there truly is no place like Westlake.  My husband, Doug, and I thank our lucky stars that we ventured west on Highway 114 one Sunday afternoon many years ago to see for ourselves just what was taking shape in the community we were hearing so much about.  Without question, raising our youngest boys in Westlake has changed the course of their future and the quality of our family.  My 87-year-old Mom calls Westlake “a little bit of heaven on earth.”  The Wheat family couldn’t agree more.

Over the last several weeks your mailbox may have been inundated with brightly colored postcards that have been replete with misinformation, misleading statements, omissions and lies about the Town of Westlake and my leadership.  Should you have any questions about what has been circulated, I encourage you to visit www.laurawheat.com/mythbusters.   I will keep the site updated as appropriate.  I also invite you to call me at 214.552.0552 or email me at laurawheat@laurawheat.com.  I would be happy to meet you to discuss in person any questions, comments or concerns you might have.

Election day is May 7th, with early voting beginning on April 25th. I will be joined on the ballot by incumbents Michael Barrett and Alesa Belvedere.  Both Michael and Alesa have played invaluable roles on the Westlake Town Council, and I am delighted that they wish to continue to serve.  Our community is so very fortunate to have people of their caliber who are willing to share their time, talent and treasure. I do hope we can count on your support.  

We love Westlake.  We live Westlake.  We are here to serve Westlake.

All the best,

Mayor Laura Wheat