District 1

Council Member Suzanne Whatley

Elected to a three-year term serving District One, Suzanne Whatley is a 24-year resident of Sugar Land, a small business owner of 17 years, a commercial property owner in District One, a mother of five, and an avid community leader in Sugar Land. With a business background, sincere interest in community service, and love of governance, she brings unique perspective and experience to City Council representing District One.  As a member of the city council, she also serves on the Sugar Land Development Corporation (SLDC) and City Compensation Committee.

Her husband of 29 years, Brad also owns a small business in Sugar Land and shares her passion for the community.

Civic and Community Involvement

  • President – Citizens Fire Academy Alumni Association 
  • Board Member - Exchange Club Sugar Land
  • Board Member - Fort Bend Regional Council 
  • Board Member - Curtis Brown Foundation 
  • Member - Sugar Land Rotary
  • Member - Sugar Land Toastmasters
  • Member - Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
  • Member - Executive Women in Texas Government
  • Volunteer - Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels 
  • Commissioner - City of Sugar Land Planning & Zoning - 2018-2021
  • Fort Bend Leadership Forum - Class of 2020
  • Excellence for Non-Profit Leadership - Class of 2014
  • Sugar Land 101- Class of 2017
  • Citizens Police Academy – Class of 2017
  • Citizens Fire Academy – Class #17
  • Volunteer of the Year – City of Sugar Land Fire 2019


May 2021 – May 2024