Westlake Westie Finalists Announced

Finalists for the annual Westlake Hills Westie Awards were announced at the recent holiday festival Wonderfest. The Westies, created by the Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce, are intended to honor the “best and brightest members of our community for their efforts over the past year.” The awards are focused on community and philanthropic impact in the Westlake area, as well as economic impact.

Residents may vote on the finalists through January 15, 2107, and the awards will be presented at a luncheon at the Hotel Granduca on February 3, 2017. There are sponsorships available ranging from $100 to $2,500 for the awards luncheon. Reserved tables for eight guests are $400; individual tickets are $55 for Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce members and $65 for non-members.

Westlake residents may vote for the finalists. To purchase tables or tickets, visit the Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce Westies page.

The 2016 Westlake Hills Westies Finalists

Westlake 2016 Citizen of the Year

  • Amy King
  • Chance Covert
  • Holly Mace Massingill

Westlake 2016 Young Citizen of the Year

  • Cate Gillham
  • Jamie Malone

Westlake 2016 Educator of the Year

  • Bill Bechtol, Principal at Barton Creek Elementary
  • Frank Mikan, Science teacher at St. Stephens Episcopal School
  • Karen Linder, Kindergarten teacher at Forest Trail Elementary

Westlake 2016 1st Responder of the Year

  • Rollingwood Police Department
  • STAR Flight (Shock Trauma Air Rescue)
  • Westlake Fire Department

Westlake 2016 Non-Profit of the Year

  • Pop-Up Birthday
  • Westlake Rotary

Westlake 2016 New Business of the Year

  • Serasana Austin
  • Smoothie King

Westlake Business of the Year for 2016

  • Hat Creek Burger Company
  • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
  • Trianon Coffee