Town Secretary

Functions
The Town Secretary is appointed by the Town Council. The Town Secretary's Office provides administrative support to the mayor and councilmembers. In addition, the office communicates openly and with efficiency to residents and citizens to enhance public participation by providing transparency in municipal government.

Responsibilities
General responsibilities of the Town Secretary's Office include:

  • Accepting and processing requests for public information requests in accordance with the Texas Public Information Act. 
  • Preparing and posting all Town Council Board of Trustees meeting agendas and affiliate boards in compliance with the Open Meetings Act.
  • Attending all Town Council Board of Trustee meetings recording official meeting minutes.
  • Processing all Resolutions, Ordinances, and Contracts on behalf of the Town of Westlake. 
  • Ensuring Codification is complete of Town Ordinances.
  • Coordinating the annual board and commission appointment process
  • Overseeing joint elections with Tarrant and Denton county election administrators in accordance with state election regulations
  • Serving as the Records Management Officer of all Town records in compliance with the Texas State Library retention schedule. 
  • Holds the Seal of the Town of Westlake