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History of 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.

Past & Present Elected Officials      
         
Mayors        
N.C. Herndon 1974-1975   Jack O’Neill
1995-1999
James T. Gribble  1975-1983   Charles A. Edwards
1999-2003
C. Kenneth Shepherd   1983-1987 & 1990-1991     Gerry Astorino
2003-2005
C. Ed Smith, Jr.   1987-1989     Steve Swan
2005-2009
Richard McLarnon   1989-1990    Dave DeOme
2009-2015
Coleman Rowland   1991-1993     Joe Bain 2015-Present
Burton C. Barnes
1993-1995
     
         
Commissioners          
Robert J, Derby  1974-1975    O.I. Torkelsen  1975-1981 
James T. Gribble  1974-1975   Leo G. Gravis  1981-1983 
Manson G. Stell   1975-1981    C. Ed Smith, Jr.  1981-1983  
         
Aldermen/Alderwomen         
C. Ed Smith, Jr.   1983-1987    Richard C. Knowles  1986-1989  
James R. Hastings  1983-1986    Nat S. Kendall   1986-1990  
Sam Huser 1983-1986    Roger J. Schuler   1987-1990
J. Sloan Leonard  1983-1988     William M. Evans 1988-1990
Kenneth W. Kennedy 1983-1990     Veronica D. Bennett  1989-1990 
         
Councilmembers          
Nat S. Kendall   1990-1992    George Blume
2001-2005
Kenneth W. Kennedy  1990-1992     Karl Ansbach
2002-2006
Roger J. Schuler  1990-1991    Mike Doherty
2002-2006
Guy Brown, Jr.  1990-1992     Glenda Foreman
2002-2008
Veronica D. Bennett  1990-1993    Steve Swan
2003-2005
Burt Folsom  1992-1994    Julianne DeBower
2005-2007
Ray Norris   1992-1994 & 1998-2002    Bob Neighbors
2005-2009
Jim Finneran  1991-1995   Dave DeOme
2006-2009
Jim Teddlie   1993-1995     Bill Rhue
2006-2008
Elsa Hopkins  1992-1996     Don Karges
2007-2009
Roy Hollowell   1994-1996    Alan Tye
2007-2013
Richard T. Shultz  1994-1998   Dennis Wallace
2009-2013
John Champeny  1995-1997    Bruce Harris
2008-2014
LaNell Edwards  1995-1999    Dee Ann Burns
2008-2014
Bonnie Grubbe  1996-1998
Joe Bain
2009-2015
Jack Wright 1996-1998    Phil Brown
2013-2015
John Riley 1997-2001    Dave Taylor
2009-2016
Ann Gribble 1998-2000    Sandy Cox
2014-2016
Gerry Astorino 1998-2002    Jim Powell
2013-Present
Hester Currens 1999-2001
  Dwight Haley
2014-Present
Richard Friedrich
2000-2002
  Bridget Bertram
2015-Present
Ed Viska
2001-2003
  Ron Massa
2015-Present
      Jean Hennagin 2016-Present
      Keith Trecker 2016-Present
  
Boundary Changes Over the Years - Lakeway Annexation History Map





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