A committee was created by the City Council in the summer of 1999, with the following purposes:
To evaluate the situation concerning our deer and provide recommendations to significantly reduce the herd
To recommend procedures for compiling data relating to auto accidents involving deer and dead deer removal
To provide input to the City and Texas Parks and Wildlife to attain permits to significantly remove deer through trapping, transplanting or processing
To advocate to state legislators the need to provide specific avenues for affected municipalities in the State of Texas to limit excess deer
To suggest specific goals each year to determine a Deer Management Plan in order to maintain a herd below 500
In 2018, the Lakeway City Council renamed the committee to the Lakeway Wildlife Advisory Committee and expanded its purpose to identify wildlife management plans and to offer advice and guidance to the City Council in adopting policies and programs that provide for the safety of the public and the health of the city’s wildlife.