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July 23, 2012

Women of Distinction honors 21 Parker County residents

PARKER COUNTY — Heidi Wilder is one of 21 women chosen for Weatherford Democrat's first Women of Distinction recognition. Read about the others in our Women of Distinction magazine, which was printed in Sunday's paper and is available for free at our office, 512 Palo Pinto St., Weatherford.

Heidi Wilder has an intense love of life.

She makes no bones about it, having been told it since she was very young. It’s that intense love that leads her through life. Wilder considers one of the best days in her life to be July 12, 1992, the day she moved to Weatherford from Fort Worth.

“The community has always been very supportive and inviting to newcomers,” Wilder, who is in her first term on the Weatherford City Council, said. “Weatherford is the best city on the face of the earth.”

Being a Fort Worth native, Wilder used Lake Weatherford as a training ground when she was doing triathlons and still owns a home in the area. The IRS agent said her father instilled in her the desire to serve her country and community.

“I was taught to do for others, so that’s what makes being on the council such a privilege,” Wilder said. “It’s an honor and a privilege to work with great people on the council and the staff.”

Wilder said the city’s focus on giving great customer service to residents and the public drives her to do the best she can for the community. She sees securing a water source through reclaiming the water on Lake Weatherford as a top priority in the next few years.

“If we could do something like that, it would allow the city to be able to stabilize our water rates,” Wilder said. “It would help our grandchildren have a source of water for many years to come. This project simply has so much potential.”

Managed growth of the area and improving customer service are two things on which Wilder hopes to improve.

Customer service provided by city employees like Assistant City Manager Sharon Hayes and Chief Financial Officer Janina Jewell, is something for which she strives.

“The way they treat others motivates me on the council,” Wilder said.

Wilder recently returned from a week at Camp Saguinty outside Meridian, which works with Cook Children’s Medical Center children who have cancer. She has been a volunteer for 22 years there.

When she’s not busy at work or council, she enjoys cycling or when feeling up to it, running.

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