Michael Barrett

Platform

It has been an honor to serve Westlake as a member of the Town Council and a Trustee of Westlake Academy since 2012.  If given the opportunity by fellow residents to continue my service, I will maintain the same high level of responsible and ethical stewardship of Westlake's assets and resources.  I have worked with fellow residents and Town Council members to achieve and protect the status that Westlake has as an exemplar of responsible, planned, sensible growth and development - a place that keeps attracting people who want the best for themselves and their families.

Westlake's location and unique, thoughtful mix of rural character, natural beauty and controlled urban development along with its highly regarded Westlake Academy and vibrant friendly communities make it a highly sought after community by people and businesses.  As I have said before, the town needs to be discerning and evaluate the prospects of developers and businesses with a long-term,  broad vision as to what is right for Westlake now AND in the future.  I have more than 25 years of successful business leadership in the U.S. and abroad.  I know the importance of keeping true to a solid vision and strong values while executing a strategy for responsible growth and development.  My dedication to the town of Westlake, and educational leadership, transparent representation and attention to residents' concerns remain my top priorities.  I look forward to the honor of serving my fellow residents again.

Biography

Born in Long Island, New York - Senior Executive with Wells Fargo/Legacy GE Capital Senior Managing Director with 26 years of progressive achievement within GE both domestically and internationally.

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, MBA, General Management 1996, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, BAS, Engineering 1989

Family & Community

Married to LaRhonda Brown-Barrett for 24 years.  LaRhonda is an attorney with BNSF Railway Company in Fort Worth and has volunteered at Westlake Academy since 2010.  We have three children.  Prior to moving to Westlake our family lived overseas for 10 years in China, Australia and Europe.  Past community involvement includes Westlake Planning & Zoning Commissioner, Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce, and Financial Services & Banking delegate to the U.S. and China governments on financial regulatory reform. 

Vision for Westlake

“Westlake is a vibrant, attractive, growing community and as such, needs responsible, engaged and invested leadership to assure that its residents’ voices are heard and its Vision, Values and Mission remain prominent.”