Since 2005, the Westlake Chamber of Commerce has recognized outstanding members of the Westlake area who have made extraordinary contributions in community service. This year marks the 13th annual awards presentation, known as The Westies.
Nominations for the Westies are accepted online through November 9, 2018. The top three nominees in each category will be named as Westies Finalists and announced at Wonderfest on Sunday, Dec. 2. Voting for the Finalists will open December 2 through February 1, 2019. The awards will be presented at the Westies Luncheon on February 15, 2019 at the Hotel Granduca Austin.
To make a nomination, please click on the link below. You may make nominations in any and all categories.
2018 Westlake Citizen of the Year
This Westie is given to an individual in the Greater Westlake Area who has contributed time, energy, and heart to the community, sometimes unnoticed. They are an inspiration for others to follow as he or she can influence others to accomplish the objective by providing purpose, direction, and motivation. It is in recognition of their outstanding contributions through civic and community service activities that have made them an inspirational role model for the Westlake community.
2018 Westlake Young Citizen of the Year
This Westie will be awarded to a senior, Class of 2019, student in the Westlake area who has contributed time, energy, and heart to both their school community and the Westlake community at large. It is in recognition of their outstanding contributions through community service activities that have made them an inspirational role model for other students in the Westlake community.
2018 Westlake Educator of the Year
This Westie will go to a Westlake area teacher or administrator in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to the educational community and to the enrichment in the lives of children through academic achievement. He or she inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn, has the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues, and plays an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school.
2018 Westlake Non-Profit of the Year
This Westie will be awarded to a non-profit organization that has recognized a need within our community and who through community responsibility, innovation, growth, sound business practices and community partnerships has served our community with vision and integrity.
2018 Westlake New Business of the Year
This Westie will be given to a business in the Greater Westlake area that has been in business for less than two years. They should have also demonstrated one or more of the following:
Growth and Stability
Commitment to Quality
Creative or Unique Solutions to Challenges
Overall Contribution to The Greater Westlake Community
2018 Westlake Business of the Year
This Westie will be given to a business that has been in operation for more than two years and has consistently offered outstanding service and/or product to its customers and displays a strong commitment to community involvement in the greater Westlake area.
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