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Jenks Mayor Discusses City’s Past, Future

By EMILY RAMSEY

Editor’s Note: Mayor of Jenks Kelly Dunkerley is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 People to Watch in 2016,” as announced in its January 2016 issue. GTR was the first news group in greater Tulsa to introduce People to Watch, which launched in January 2009.

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Tulsa City/County Host Veterans Resource Fair

Commentary by DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

You are all familiar with both the City of Tulsa and Tulsa County as government organizations. We pass laws, collect taxes, provide services, and other essential government functions. Just like other businesses our size, we have a duty to provide our employees with benefits and opportunities to further themselves both personally and professionally.

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Tulsa Global Alliance Celebrates 40 Years of Global Vision at Dinner

Supporters of the Tulsa Global Alliance celebrated its 40 years of success during a social function and dinner at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Aug. 18. 2016 Honorees are Roy Clark, Jim Halsey and Minisa Crumbo Halsey. Honorary Founding Chairs are Rodger and Judy Randle, Marcia Heronemus-Pate and Dick Williamson.

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Michael Patton: Doing Much to Benefit Tulsa

By EMILY RAMSEY

Editor’s Note: Executive Director of Legacy Land Trust Michael Patton is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 People to Watch in 2016,” as announced in its January 2016 issue. GTR was the first news group in greater Tulsa to introduce People to Watch, which launched in January 2009.
Throughout the year, GTR is publishing a series of articles featuring each of its “10 People to Watch,” with next month’s issue to feature Jenks Mayor Kelly Dunkerley.

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U.S. Rep. Tom Cole Named Vision Honoree

U.S. Representative Tom Cole is the Tulsa Community College Foundation 2016 Vision in Education Leadership Award recipient. He will receive the award at the TCC Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner to be held at 7 p.m., Sept. 1 at the Cox Business Center in Downtown Tulsa. The 2016 Vision Honorary Chair is Stacy Schusterman, and David Stratton serves as the Vision Dinner chair.

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Citizens Asked to Participate in Resilience Survey

Commentary by DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

This is a critical time for our world as we face the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.

Change isn’t limited to the world around us. Through the course of our city’s history, we’ve experienced our own traumatic changes. From weathering the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, a painful chapter in our city’s history, to the 1984 Memorial Day Flood, to the sharp economic downturn when I took office as we experienced the worst recession in 50 years, to the disastrous tornado that recently hit North Tulsa and more: Tulsa has proven time and time again to be a resilient community.

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MHP Awards Outstanding Moms

In April, the Margaret Hudson Program (MHP) held Teatime Toast to Moms, an event that honored 10 women with the Dr. Margaret Hudson Award in recognition of their dedication to their family and their community.

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Elliot Nelson Adds to Downtown Projects

By EMILY RAMSEY

By EMILY RAMSEY
Managing Editor

Elliot Nelson and downtown Tulsa have come a long way since Nelson first opened James E. McNellie’s Public House in 2004 in an urban core that went lifeless after the workday.

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Tulsa Regional Chamber Reaches 2016 Goal

More than 120 Tulsa Regional Chamber volunteers raised a significant amount of resources to fund core services for the organization during its 22nd-annual Resource Campaign, which concluded in June.

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2017 Women of the Year Announced

YWCA Tulsa in partnership with the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women has announced the winners of the 2017 Women of the Year-Pinnacle Award:

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James Pepper Henry Anticipates Gilcrease Expansion

By EMILY RAMSEY

Editor’s Note: Gilcrease Museum’s Executive Director James Pepper Henry is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 People to Watch in 2016,” as announced in its January 2016 issue. GTR was the first news group in greater Tulsa to introduce People to Watch, which launched in January 2009.
Throughout the year, GTR will publish a series of articles featuring each of its “10 People to Watch,” with next month’s issue to feature Jenks Mayor Kelly Dunkerley.

Although Gilcrease Museum Executive Director James Pepper Henry always planned to one day return to Oklahoma, a state that sits close to his heart, the circumstances that brought his return caught him a bit by surprise.

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ONE VOICE IN WASHINGTON:

The Tulsa region’s OneVoice coalition traveled to Washington, D.C., with 70 local business and community leaders April 18-20 to lobby Oklahoma’s federal delegation and to advocate on behalf of the Tulsa region and state of Oklahoma. “Over the past nine years, the Tulsa Regional Chamber has been fortunate to work with a regional coalition that proactively engages government entities to advance Tulsa and its surrounding communities,” says Jeff Dunn, Tulsa Regional Chamber board chair and president and CEO of Mill Creek Lumber & Supply Company.

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Route 66 is a Great Asset for Greater Tulsa

Commentary by DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

Tulsa is fortunate to have a piece of U.S. Highway 66 – Route 66 – running through the middle of our city from southwest to Admiral Place. For years, groups have come together to shine the light on Tulsa’s Route 66, and now, businesses are cropping up, car shows are attracting thousands and the work of a few is now becoming a formal City of Tulsa commission to promote the “Mother Road.”

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Special Elections to be Held June 28

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, June 28, 2016 for the State & County Primary, State Senate District 12 Special Primary, City of Tulsa Primary, City of Jenks Special (Utility Franchise) and Liberty Public Schools Special Elections, Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant said today.

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League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa Providing a Voters’ Guide for June 28 Election

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa has worked tirelessly to put together a Voters’ Guide for the June 28th primary elections. The League’s mission is to encourage informed and active participation in government works, to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy. The Voters’ Guide is just one way the League recognizes this mission.

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