City Council

On April 6, 1971, Waxahachie became a home-rule city. In Texas, any city with a population of 5,000 or more may become a home-rule city by establishing its own charter and submitting to voters for approval. There are over 300 home-rule cities in Texas. Although each of these has their own charter, home-rule cities are subject to certain state and federal laws.

The Waxahachie City Council is a five-member body that is elected at-large by the citizens. The Council Members serve staggered two-year terms. Each May, the Council appoints the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.

Meetings occur bi-monthly on the first and third Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 401 S. Rogers.

Mail for the Mayor and City Council can be addressed to P.O. Box 757, Waxahachie, TX 75168.

Member/Term Expiration
Kevin Strength, Mayor (05/2020)
David Hill, Mayor Pro Tem (05/2020)
Chuck Beatty, Council Member (05/2019)
Mary Lou Shipley, Council Member (05/2019)
Melissa Olson, Council Member (05/2020)


2019 Agendas

01/22/19 City Council Briefing Agenda      
01/22/19 City Council Agenda       Packet      
01/07/19 City Council Briefing Agenda      
01/07/19 City Council Agenda       Packet       Video      
2018 Agendas

12/17/18 City Council Briefing Agenda       Minutes      
12/17/18 City Council Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video      
12/03/18 City Council Briefing Agenda       Minutes      
12/03/18 City Council Agenda       Packet       Minutes       Video