Women's History Month

In March, we celebrate Women's History Month. This gives us an opportunity to honor the women shaping our community. Recently a few influential Waxhaw women were listed among the “100 Powerful Women in Union County”. Below we are highlighting those women and honoring all of the women who work on the Town of Waxhaw team who serve our community daily to make Waxhaw a better place to live, work and play! 

Anne Simpson, Waxhaw Board of Commissioners 

Anne M. Simpson brings a diverse and vital set of skills and experience to her leadership position as Town Commissioner. Her background includes serving on the Town of Waxhaw's Organizational Advisory Board and her own community's Home Owner Association. She has even participated in the Town's Citizens Police Academy and Waxhaw 101, informative activities she recommends to all citizens.


Anne Simpson

Brenda McMillon, Mayor Pro-Tem

Commissioner Brenda McMillon believes it is important for government officials to be accountable and accessible to Waxhaw citizens and brings a common-sense approach with a dedicated work ethic to the Board. She understands the need to implement planning and vision together with policies and procedures.


Brenda McMillon

Dena Sabinske, Director of Parks & Recreation

Dena Sabinske is the Director of Parks & Recreation. She believes Waxhaw is magical and is proud to help bring the downtown park to life. She's passionate about the arts, including using public art to build community.


Dena Sabinske

Melody Shuler, Town Clerk/Asst to Town Manager

Melody Shuler has been the Town Clerk for Waxhaw since September of 2014 and was recently promoted to Town Clerk/Assistant to the Town Manager position. With her new role and increased responsibility, Melody loves that her role allows her to impact the community.


Melody Shuler

Tracy Wesolek, Waxhaw Board of Commissioners

Commissioner Tracy Wesolek aspires to be the voice for the citizens of Waxhaw by maintaining open communication and transparency with her constituents. Her goal in the office is to keep the small-town feel of Waxhaw while using smart growth plans. She is a strong supporter of small businesses and believes in being fiscally conservative with the taxpayer's money. 


Tracy Wesolek

Wendy Davenport, Human Resources Director

Wendy Davenport currently serves as the Human Resources Officer for the Town of Waxhaw, but she began working in Waxhaw in 2006 when she took over the Village News, writing articles and taking photographs of the town. Wendy's goal is to help employees find their strengths and weaknesses and develop personally and professionally.


Wendy Davenport

Notable Women on the Town of Waxhaw Team:

  • Amy Merrill 
  • April Hawkins
  • Ayden Cohen
  • Barbara Blackwell
  • Christina Long
  • Christine Hilton
  • Debra Leftwich
  • Elisa Neal
  • Emily Howe
  • Jeni Bukolt
  • Joan Rhodes
  • Lauren Lafond
  • Lisa Hoffman
  • Paula Ezzell
  • Paula Kee
  • Rosemary Bernauer
  • Rosemary Dodd
  • Stephanie Byrum
  • Susan Lee