Meet the Town Manager

About Tom Brymer
Thomas (Tom) E. Brymer began serving as the town manager of Westlake in April, 2008 bringing over 30 years of public service to our community. Brymer arrived in Westlake from Olathe, Kansas, a fast-growing suburb of Kansas City with a population of approximately 125,000 residents. During his tenure in Olathe, he served as assistant city manager overseeing Public Works, Development Services, Financial Management, Human and Organizational Development and the Utilities departments. He has also served the communities of College Station, Lockhart, and Gilmer as the city manager and as the assistant city manager in College Station, Bryan, and Richardson.

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Education Background
Brymer has an extensive educational background, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University with a major in political science and a minor in sociology. He was also a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha - a political science honor society. He finished his education in the DFW Metroplex, earning his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Texas.

Westlake Academy
As town manager, Brymer also serves as the superintendent of Westlake Academy. The only municipally owned, open-enrollment charter school in the State of Texas. With respect to these duties, Brymer coordinates the efforts of the academy principals and administrative staff to provide a unique and highly sought after International Baccalaureate education for the students of Westlake and our surrounding communities.

Professional Development
With a focus on organizational growth, Brymer has attended numerous professional development courses designed to create an environment where our high performance organization can serve the residents of Westlake. These include:

  • Senior Executive Institute – The Weldon Cooper School of Public Service, within the University of Virginia, offers this program to leaders and executives seeking to adopt a proactive approach to guiding communities into the future, grounded in democratic values and guided by a collective vision of community-building and empowerment.
  • Leading, Educating and Developing (LEAD) Program – This is a senior public executive program co-sponsored by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and the Senior Executive Institute.
  • Rocky Mountain Program – This is a professional development institute for senior executives in state and local government taught through the Center for the Improvement of Public Management, University of Colorado at Denver.
  • Public Executive Institute – LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, and co-sponsored by the Texas Foundation for the Improvement of Local Government.

About His Family
Brymer has been married to his wife, Christel, for 35 years and they have two married adult children and two beautiful grandchildren.