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Oct 20

Council Connect

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 3:17 PM by Katie Stamy

Edward Lapare2_thumb.jpgMoving to Webster in 2006 was a no-brainer for Council Member Position 5 Edward Lapeyre. His decision was prompted by a conversation with Council Member Beverly Gaines where she informed him that Webster’s  low tax rate, along with the quality of services provided by the City were superior to surrounding areas. He agreed, settled on a home in Webster, and quickly became involved in the City before being elected as Council Member Position 5 in May 2016.

He started on the Webster Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) in 2009. Since then, he has completed the Citizens Police Academy and served on the 2015 Charter Review Commission. He ran for council in 2012 and wound up in a tied race that was settled via a dice roll, in which he lost. 

While serving on the WEDC, Lapeyre was particularly proud of voting to move forward with the incentives for Top-Golf and the Genesis project. In the future, he is confident that he and the Council will continue to support the top performance, training, and professionalization of the Police and Fire Departments. “Their performance is exemplified by short response times, and an ISO-1 rating among other measures,” he said.

Since moving to Webster, Lapeyre has noticed rapid growth after several infrastructure projects were completed such as the W. Texas Avenue extension, the Texas Avenue Park expansion, and the addition to Clear Lake Regional Hospital.

Outside of his position on council, Lapeyre is a Vice President/Loan Adjustor at Wells Fargo Bank, and business/commercial banking has been his career for the past 18 years. He is also an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran after a total of 21 years in the U.S. Army Reserve. Lapeyre has two teenage daughters, Vivian and Emma, who attend high school in Fayetteville, Tx. 

Councilmember Lapeyre has chosen to stay in Webster because of it’s central location to great entertainment and shopping venues, as well as Walnut Park’s calm atmosphere.