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.
The city also has sixteen boards and commissions that are staffed by citizens and appointed by City Council. The City Council also appoints the City Manager, City Secretary, City Attorney and Municipal Court Judge.

Council Members:

Kevin Strength, Mayor
kstrength@waxahachie.com
Term Expires: 05/2020

David Hill, Mayor Pro Tem
dhill@waxahachie.com
Term Expires: 05/2020

Chuck Beatty, Council Member
cbeatty@waxahachie.com
Term Expires: 05/2019

Mary Lou Shipley, Council Member
mshipley@waxahachie.com
Term Expires: 05/2019

Melissa Olson, Council Member
molson@waxahachie.com 
Term Expires: 05/2020