• 5:30 p.m.
  • 2nd and 4th Monday of every month
  • City Hall
    922 Estates Drive
    Woodway, TX 76712

Agendas & Minutes

As required by the Texas Open Meetings Act, the agendas of the Woodway City Council are posted online at least 72 hours in advance of each meeting, and they remain online until the meeting has concluded. For copies of past agendas and approved meeting minutes, please feel free to email the City Secretary’s Office or call them at 254-772-4480, by fax at 254-772-0695.

Meeting Times

Meeting dates are sometimes changed due to Monday holidays, and the Council customarily cancels the second meeting scheduled for June and July as allowed by the City of Woodway’s Charter. To confirm meeting dates and times, please email the City Secretary’s Office, or call the office at 772-4480.

A Political Subdivision

The City of Woodway is a political subdivision and municipal corporation of the State, duly organized and existing under the laws of the State, including the City’s Home Rule Charter. The City was incorporated in 1955, and first adopted its Home Rule Charter in 1973.

The City operates under a Council/Manager form of government with a City Council comprised of the Mayor and six Councilmembers. The term of office is three years. The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem are elected annually by the Council. Councilmembers serve on a voluntary basis without compensation and do not have an office at City Hall.

The City Manager

The City Manager is the chief administrative officer for the City responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, employee supervision, and financial management.

City Council Members

Bio Position Email

Mayor Qourzal has served on the Parks & Recreation Commission and the Planning & Zoning Commission.  His first appointment was to the Parks & Recreation Commission in 2013 and then to the Planning & Zoning Commission in 2017. He was elected to City Council May 2019.  Mayor Qourzal is Assistant Director of the Career Center at Baylor University.

Amine Qourzal

Ward 1, Place 2

Mayor Pro Tem Williams was elected to City Council in May of 2022.  He is currently a Realtor with REMAX Centex Realtors and an Adjunct Professor in the Government Department at McLennan Community College (MCC)..

John W. Williams

Mayor Pro Tem
Ward 2, Place 2

Councilmember Russell was appointed to Parks and Recreation Commission in 2014.  He was elected to City Council in May 2020. Councilmember Russell is an investor.

David Russell

At Large

Councilmember Cook was elected to City Council in August 2020. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Counseling, currently working as a mental health professional. She is a former Executive Vice President of the Junior League of Waco and has served on several non-profit boards in the Waco area.

Storey Cook

Ward 2, Place 1

Councilmember Avant was elected to City Council in May 2021. He is a retired Baylor University Political Science professor.

Gayle Avant

Ward 3, Place 1

Councilmember Gilman was elected to City Council in May of 2022.  She is an Organizational Development Specialist and Certified Training Professional through Texas A&M.  She has served on multiple nonprofit boards in Waco and is owner of Gilman & Associates.

Janell Gilman
Ward 3, Place 2

Councilmember Keyston was elected to City Council in May of 2023.  Prior to Woodway City Council service, Keyston held similar positions on the Board of Directors for Crooked River Ranch in Terrebonne, Oregon as well as spending five years on their Architectural Review Board. Keyston has been in sales his entire life, mostly in commercial office leasing and car sales as well as holding real estate licenses in three states.  He has spent the last thirty plus years in non-profit Christian publishing with his company Healing Unlimited.

David Keyston
Ward 1, Place 1 

Donna Barkley
City Secretary


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