Early in 1954 the area residents were concerned about possible annexation by, and lack of zoning in, the City of Houston. An incorporation election was held on December 18, 1954 with a total of 74 votes cast, most in favor. The election results were recorded in the minutes of the Harris County Commissioners Court meeting on December 23, 1954. The City of Hedwig Village was officially incorporated on that date.
The City was named for Hedwig Schroeder, a long-time resident at the time of the incorporation election. Hedwig Park, the city owned park, was also named in her honor.
The City of Hedwig Village is a Type A General Law City and is governed by a Mayor and five Council Members elected at large. The City holds its elections on the first Saturday in May every year. The elected positions are for two year terms and are staggered. The Mayor and Council Positions 1 and 5 are elected in odd-numbered years. Council Positions 2, 3, and 4 are elected in even-numbered years. You can file for and campaign for any of the positions on City Council. All elected officials are volunteers. City Council meetings are currently held on the third Thursday of every month (until September 2021) at City Hall. Starting in September 2021, the City Council meetings will be held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
The City has several Committees, Commissions, and Boards. All members of the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission and Board of Adjustment (BoA) are appointed by City Council. All appointed members are volunteers. Residents are encouraged to participate in their local government by attending any of the meetings. You can serve on P&Z or BoA after Council appointment.
City Hall staff currently includes five full time employees and one part time employee. City Hall is located at 955 Piney Point Road.
Hedwig Park is located on Corbindale Road across from the Village Fire Department. The park land was purchased from the Corbin family. The park has covered and uncovered picnic tables, a covered pavilion, and play areas for children. Hedwig Village residents can reserve the pavilion. An application is available on the City's website under the "Services" tab. See the City's website for more information on reserving the park pavilion. The park is also home to the Hedwig Village Time Capsule.