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Cheryl Lee

Council Member Lee holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Health Administration, and a graduate degree in Business Administration from the second oldest historically black college in Texas, Prairie View A&M University. She is a proud union member of Communication Workers of America (CWA) and has worked with various grassroots organizations fighting for workers rights, judicial reform, and social justice reform.  In 2019 she was awarded the official Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award, for completing over 400 community Service Volunteer Hours, and the Silver in 2020.  She has a 22 year career with the AT&T Corporation.

Lee is a life long resident of Bastrop and 4th generation Bastropian.  Mother of one, Lee graduated from Bastrop High School in 1989, raising her son Nicholas Lee in the sane community she grew up in.  She has served her community as an activist on social justice issues, as secretary for the Bastrop Juneteenth Committee, as Co-Chair of the Confederate Monument Relocation Committee, and as commissioner on the City's Planning and Zoning Committee.  During her time on Planning and Zoning, Lee was an active participant in the development of the City's Building Block Code (B3).  Most recently as a council member, she worked to establish Juneteenth as a city holiday, and formed the City's first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board.

Lee has a strong belief in being part of the change we want to see in our community and wanted to ensure that the focus areas of city government included all residents of Bastrop.  "My decision to run for City Council is rooted in a deep appreciation for our city and its residents. One of the most important benefits of living in this area is the amazing sense of community and our community is growing at a fast pace.  That growth comes with a need to look at education opportunities, job opportunities, our infrastructure, and our neighborhoods to ensure we are meeting the needs of our residents.  Change is inevitable, however the path we take in adapting to the change is what defines our success. I want to build on the efforts of council members before me, by empowering everyone in our community to work together to address the issues and future challenges we are facing."

As a fourth generation Bastropian, I understand what it truly means to retain the authenticity and hometown feel of our city while at the same time, preparing for growth in our city. As a child, I was taught that hard work and sacrifice go hand in hand while we work through this thing called life. You go to work every day, work with integrity, take care of your family, and treat others with empathy and respect.  She is committed to building on those lessons as she works to preserve historical aspects of our city, and exploring amenities and conveniences that will create transgenerational opportunities to enhance quality of life for everyone who lives here.  She is committed to listening to concerns of residents when making decisions, and seeks to empower others to take the initiative to become better informed and involved in their community.

Lee loves to travel, has a love for all genres of music, enjoys live concerts, and loves to dance.  Movies and theatrical plays help her relax although she is addicted to suspense, horror films, and true crime documentaries.  She has 3 fish tanks, a dog with two names (Brixton/Romo), and crochets as a hobby.


CONTACT: (512) 636-0374


The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.