District 1

Council Member Suzanne Whatley

Elected to a three-year term serving District One, Suzanne Whatley is a 27-year resident of Sugar Land, a small business owner of 19 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 currently serves on the Sugar Land Development Corporation (SLDC), Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Finance/Audit Committee, TIRZ No. 3 and the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Committee. Past committee service includes Compensation Committee and Sugar Land 4B Corporation (SL4B). 

Her husband of 32 years, Brad also owns a small business in Sugar Land and shares her passion in serving the community. 

Civic and Community Involvement

  • Co-Founder/President – Finest and Bravest Foundation of Sugar Land
  • Vice President - Fort Bend Regional Council 
  • Immediate Past President – Citizens Fire Academy Alumni 
  • Member - Exchange Club Sugar Land
  • Member - Sugar Land Rotary
  • Member - Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Member - Executive Women in Texas Government
  • 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


Incarnate Word University

Business & Professional

  • Owner/CEO of Branding Matters! LLC - Est. 2005