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West Area Council

West Area Council

It is the mission of the Fort Worth Chamber’s Area councils to enhance their respective geographical area by focusing on promotion of business, education and community.   The primary goals of each Area Council Board will be to identify, inform and promote the interests of their membership within the boundaries of their Area Council and within the overall program and policies of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

 The West Area of Tarrant County includes exclusive homes and neighborhoods and is home to many of the city founders’ descendants. It is home to Fort Worth’s Cultural District with some of the nation’s top art museums, such as the Kimbell, the Modern and the Amon Carter, as well as the popular Museum of Science and History. The Will Rogers Memorial Center and Casa Mañana Theatre are also tourist attractions, all positioned at the east end of historic Camp Bowie Boulevard, which stretches to the outer west side. With Lockheed Martin and the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, the west side has long been the defense stronghold of Tarrant County. Suburbanites enjoy Lake Worth and Benbrook Lake with much room to grow toward Aledo and Weatherford.

 NAS Fort Worth JRB - Established in 1994, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base (NASFWJRB), is a 2,300-acre joint defense facility that is home base for over 40 tenant commands. The installation plays a critical role in hosting the nation’s finest militar y forces, including fighter/attack and logistical airlift squadrons from the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Texas Air Guard, as well and Marine Corp and Army ground combat forces.

In the Spotlight

Michael Wheaton grew up in the west side of Fort Worth and graduated from Western Hills High School in 1978. He attended both Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan College and played baseball at both Universities. He graduated Texas Wesleyan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 1982.

Michael was married to his wife Sandra in 1987.  They have 2 daughters and currently reside in Crowley Texas. He started his Insurance career in 1987 and received his Certified Insurance Counselors designation in 2001. He is currently a Senior Account Executive at Lucien Wright Insurance Services located on the west side of Fort Worth.

Michael has served on many boards and committees, including the board of the Independent Insurance Agents of Tarrant County and Chair of their Young Agents committee.   He is currently the Chair of the West Area Council of the Chamber of Commerce and is Vice President of the Texas Tornadoes leads group. He is also an active volunteer coach with the First Tee of Fort Worth youth development program.


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Presentation to West Area Council

For more information contact:
Netty Matthews
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce