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Top Workplace 2012
West University Place earned a Top Workplace designation in 2012. The city is proud to earn this designation as Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The City is a great place to work because of team spirit among employees, the outstanding benefits, and the opportunities for growth and development.

“We really have a great group of employees the City is honored to receive the award especially knowing it comes directly from the employee surveys,” said City Manager Michael Ross. For additional information, read the full news release.

Community Profile

West University Place, Texas, incorporated in 1924, is an urban enclave community located in the middle of the Houston metropolitan area. The City is minutes from downtown, Rice University, the Texas Medical Center, and the Galleria and Uptown shopping areas. Although land area is only about 2 square miles, West U boasts an assessed valuation of property in excess of $2.7 billion.

Primarily a residential community, it also contains several commercial strips and is adjacent to major retail centers. City government has a full-time staff of 125 and a current operating budget of $40 million. Known as "A Neighborhood City," West U provides a full level of services, including police, fire, water, wastewater, and solid waste collection services.

A Great Professional Opportunity

West U is a highly desirable and attractive place to work. The community is active and involved in civic issues and its location to cultural and recreational opportunities are second to none.

West U has been progressive, stable, and adequately financed. City Council and City Management Steering Team have had a productive working relationship. The municipal government has been well led and fiscal health and stability have been maintained.

The City offers an excellent benefits package to its employees including college tuition reimbursement, certification pay, retirement through the Texas Municipal Retirement System, and generous vacation time and holidays.

West University Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer.