Mayor & City Council

2015 State of the City Address

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Mayor Eric Hogue presented his annual State of the City address Tuesday, March 31, during a Chamber of Commerce luncheon held at FBC Wylie Event Center. Before the mayor spoke, a video, “I Love Wylie,” laid the foundation for his speech, focusing on the people of Wylie. The video featured citizens who recently commented on Facebook about Wylie being named the second-best small city in the country to raise a family.

Mayor Eric Hogue   State of the CityTranscript: PDF- I Love Wylie
Video: I Love Wylie  

Mayor Hogue thanked the chamber for naming him the 2014 Citizen of the Year at the recent Director’s Choice Awards. “But I am just one of nearly 45,000 citizens of the year who make Wylie such a special place,” he said.

The mayor told a story regarding his own welcome to Wylie. He had just moved to town in 1991 and, needing a copper tubing cutter to hook up his refrigerator, he had gone to Wylie Hardware to make the purchase. He was surprised when Kenneth Nall gave him the tool from his personal supply and said “just bring it back when you’re finished.”  “I went home and told Tammie … we’re not in Arkansas anymore!” he recalled.

Mayor Hogue noted some of the facts and figures regarding the current state of the city, including the 5% decrease in the crime rate, despite a 4% increase in population. He mentioned the construction of a 1-mile, 12-foot-wide municipal complex trail. He noted dramatic increases in the number of people participating in events at the Wylie Senior Recreation Center – 51 percent – and mentioned some of the businesses in town that are exceeding projections, including Lake Point Emergency Room and The Rock.

“So why is Wylie so special? Is it the schools, the sports, or the small-town feel? Is it the cost of living, the charm of downtown, the city events, or the culture of servant leadership? The rec center, the library, or the parks? The answer is – yes, to all of those reasons. It’s because of the people … we take pride in our home town … it’s unique, it’s special, and we claim it as our own … and our focus is to continue to build a better Wylie,” he said.

Mayor Hogue said the City Council had developed a mission statement and vision for the city this past year. The mission is to honor the past, embrace the present and plan for the future. The vision is to look to the past and build on our heritage; focus on the present and celebrate Wylie’s hometown character; and plan for the future by creating opportunities for growth.

He also announced some new programs and plans, including opening his office doors from 1 to 5 pm every second and fourth Tuesday; any citizen of Wylie is invited to meet with him to discuss issues or concerns. He said the quarterly Mayor’s Breakfast will return and invited everyone to check the city’s website and social media for details. He also noted an addition to this year’s Boo on Ballard: a magic festival, the first of its kind in Texas.

“Wylie is a community with its arms flung wide open, looking to the future with a respectful eye to the past … a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts,” the mayor said in closing.


contact information

Wylie Municipal Complex
300 Country Club Rd., Building 100 Wylie, TX 75098
Main #: 972-516-6000
Monday – Friday; 8 am – 5 pm

Building Inspection, 2nd floor
972-516-6420, permits@wylietexas.gov

City Manager, 1st floor
972-516-6010, citymgr@wylietexas.gov

City Secretary, 1st floor
972-516-6020, citysec@wylietexas.gov

Code Enforcement, 2nd floor
972-516-6440, code@wylietexas.gov

Communication/Marketing, 1st floor
972-516-6016, publicinfo@wylietexas.gov

Engineering, 2nd floor
972-516-6400, cityeng@wylietexas.gov

Finance, 1st floor
972-516-6120, finance@wylietexas.gov

Human Resources, 3rd floor
972-516-6040, jobs@wylietexas.gov

Planning and Zoning
, 2nd floor
972-516-6320, planning@wylietexas.gov

Parks Administration
, 3rd floor
972-516-6340, parks@wylietexas.gov

Purchasing
, 1st floor
972-516-6040, purchasing@wylietexas.gov

Utility Billing
, 1st floor
973-516-6100, utility@wylietexas.gov
Recreation Center
300 Country Club Rd., Building 200
972-516-6360, recreation@wylietexas.gov

Monday – Friday, 5:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, Noon – 8:00 pm

Rita and Truett Smith Public Library
300 Country Club Rd., Building 300
972-516-6250, libinfo@wylietexas.gov

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, Closed

Public Safety Complex
2000 N. Hwy. 78
972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Municipal Court
972-442-8101, court@wylietexas.gov

Police Administration
972-442-8170, police@wylietexas.gov

Public Safety Communications
972-442-8171, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Administration
972-442-8110, wfdadmin@wylietexas.gov

Fire Stations
Station #1,
1400 S. Ballard Ave., 972-429-0771
Station #2, 555 Country Club Rd., 972-429-0772
Station #3, 210 W.A. Allen Blvd., 972-442-0773
Public Works  (Streets, Water and Wastewater)
949 Hensley Ln., Building 300
972-442-7588
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm


Parks Maintenance
949 Hensley Ln., Building 200
972-516-6370, parks@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 7 am – 4 pm

Animal Services
949 Hensley Ln., Building 100
972-442-5268, animalcontrol@wylietexas.gov
After-hours emergency? Contact Police Dispatch, 972-442-8171
Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm

Senior Recreation Center
800 Thomas St.
972-442-8119, recreation@wylietexas.gov
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm; Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm

Economic Development Corporation
250 S. Hwy. 78
972-442-3367, info@wylieedc.com
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Athletic Field Condition Hotline
972-516-6350

Community Waste Disposal (Bulk Pickup/Trash) 
972-392-9300

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