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History of Lakeway City Government

The Village of Lakeway was incorporated in June 1974 as a general law municipality, which was governed by a board of commissioners and a mayor until 1983. From 1983 to mid-1990, the Village of Lakeway functioned as an aldermanic form of government, consisting of aldermen and a mayor. In the State of Texas, a general law city derives all its powers and duties form the Local Government Code of the State Constitution.  

Once the recorded population reached over 5,000 residents in 1990, the Village of Lakeway met the state's requirement for becoming a home rule city. City officials adopted a city charter, which was approved by the voters in an election in May 1990, thereby establishing the City of Lakeway as a self-governing municipality. 

In accordance with the Lakeway City Charter, the City of Lakeway operates as a council-manager form of government. The mayor and six councilmembers are elected officials who may serve up to two three-year terms and act as the legislative body of the City. The city manager reports directly to the City Council and administers the day-to-day affairs of the city, implementing the policies established by council and ensuring that the city operates in a fiscally responsible manner. 
 

Lakeway Mayor & City Council

The City Council is the “governing body of the city.” It is made up of seven members (mayor and six councilmembers). The City Charter requires that all councilmembers be volunteers. All councilmembers are elected “at large.” The mayor represents the city at ceremonies and events. The mayor does not have a supermajority vote nor can the mayor veto council actions. The mayor does set the agenda for council meetings and also acts as the city’s spokesperson when needed.

All office holders for city elective office shall meet the requirements for public office prescribed by state and federal law, as well as the City Charter of the City of Lakeway. They must be registered voters, residing in the city for at least one year prior to the election and be at least 21 years of age by the date of the election. Members of the council shall serve without pay or compensation.

Meetings

    • Third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
    • Lakeway City Hall council chambers
      1102 Lohmans Crossing Road
      Lakeway, Texas 78734

    Agendas & Minutes

    Currently posted agendas as well as past agendas, minutes, and council meeting audio recordings may be found in the Archive Center

    Lakeway City Council

    Sandy Cox Mayor May 2018 - May 2019 Email
    Ron Massa Mayor Pro Tem May 2017 - May 2019 Email
    Laurie Higginbotham Councilmember Nov. 2018 - May 2020 Email
    Louis Mastrangelo Councilmember Nov. 2018 - May 2020 Email
    Steve Smith Councilmember May 2018 - May 2020 Email
    Keith Trecker Councilmember May 2018 - May 2019 Email
    vacant Councilmember May 2017 - May 2019
     

    City of Lakeway General Elections


    The City of Lakeway holds annual elections on the May uniform election date (first Saturday in May). 
     
    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    Election Information: The City Council is made up of seven members (mayor and six councilmembers).  All councilmembers are elected "at large."  All office holders for city elective office shall meet the requirements for public office prescribed by state and federal law, as well as the City Charter of the City of Lakeway. They must be registered voters, residing in the city for at least one year prior to the election and be at least 21 years of age by the date of the election. Information regarding candidacy requirements can be found in the City Charter

    The election will be called to elect three councilmembers and the mayor to two year terms expiring May 2021.  A Candidacy Filing Outline is provided by the Texas Secretary of State. Candidate packets, which include an application for ballot and other forms, are available through the City Secretary's office at City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing, Lakeway, TX 78734.


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