Since its construction, resident leadership has been central to the mission of Westgate. Each year following the buyout the proportion of residents to community members increased on WHI's Board of Directors. In June of 2009, the Westgate resident body elected the final resident to the WHI Board, making the organization permanently resident-controlled. Westgate is now one of the few resident-controlled rental housing developments in the country! The unique level of resident involvement at Westgate has led to a vibrant community that takes a great deal of responsibility for itself. The results are evident all around in the quality of the neighborhood, the level of civic engagement, and the health of our kids. Resident leadership works!