The Westlake Chamber of Commerce has released nominations for its annual Westlake Westies awards luncheon. Since 2005, the organization has recognized Westlake community members who have served the area. The event will be held Friday, February 16, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hotel Granduca on Capital of Texas Highway. It will be emceed by Ron Oliveira with Keynote Speaker Colt McCoy.
Nominated for Citizen of the Year are Christie Bybee, Cord Shiflet, and Jenny Aghamalian. Citizen of the Year is an award recognizing someone “who has contributed time, energy, and heart to the community, sometimes unnoticed.”
Nominated for Young Citizen of the Year are Diego Miro, Eve Churchill, and Julia Breeden. All three are Westlake High School seniors. They are being recognized for their “outstanding contributions through community service activities” that have made them inspirational role models for other area students.
Nominated for Westlake Educator of the Year are Jenny King, Kindergarten Teacher at Bridgepoint Elementary; Jessica Brown, Principal at Cedar Creek Elementary; and Melinda Darrow, Art History Teacher at Westlake High School.
Common Threads, Foster Angels of Central Texas, and Mobile Loaves & Fishes are the nominees for Non-Profit of the Year. Benchmark Bank, Lizzylu, and Neighbors of Westlake Magazine are nominees for Westlake New Business of the Year, and Hat Creek Burger Company, Pinkberry, and The Texas Honey Ham Company are nominees for Westlake Business of the Year.
Tickets for the awards luncheon are $55 for member of the Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce and $65 for non-members. Tickets for tables for eight may be purchased for $400. Sponsorships also are available by contacting the Chamber.