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Laura Wheat  
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Title: Mayor
Laura Wheat


Biography
Born in 1957, in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

Education
Ohio University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa (AB, 1979); University of Maryland School of Law, Law Review (JD, with honors, 1982).

Family & Community
Married to Doug Wheat. Four children,  two of whom are still in school.  Kyler, a 2014 Westlake Academy graduate, is a college sophomore, and Tanner is a Westlake Academy senior.   Lived in Dallas for 23 years before moving to Westlake in 2005. Practiced securities law for 10 years. Active in the not-for-profit community for numerous years. Currently serves as Chairman of the Board of JPS Hospital Foundation; Vice-Chair of Texas Health Resources Hospital – Alliance; and Chair of the Development Committee of The Gladney Center for Adoption. Past involvement includes Board Chair of Ronald McDonald House of Dallas,  St. Philip’s School and Community Center,  and Cancer Support Community North Texas.  In addition, has co-chaired Cancer Support Community – National and the Westlake Academy Arts & Sciences Center capital campaigns.

Vision for Westlake
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. 

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