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City of Broken Arrow to Launch Search for New Police Chief

After serving over 26 years in law enforcement, Police Chief David Boggs will retire from the Broken Arrow Police Department (BAPD) at the end of August. A nationwide search for his replacement will begin in the coming weeks.

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Jenks Community Egg Hunt to be Held April 15

The Jenks Ministerial Alliance will host its annual Jenks Community Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, starting at 10 a.m., at the Hunter-Dwelley Stadium located on the central campus of Jenks Public Schools.
An anticipated crowd of over 500 children will be present to gather 6,000 pre-filled eggs in three age categories.

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Give a Little, Change A Lot with the Power of Twelve

By K. J. WEBB

The Salvation Army of Metro Tulsa has launched the Power of Twelve, an ambitious comprehensive program that focuses exclusively on helping those in the community who need it most: the homeless, impoverished and hungry families, children and individuals and the thousands of at-risk youth who encounter challenges on a daily basis.

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Children’s Medical Charities: 65 Years Strong

By EMILY RAMSEY

The Children’s Medical Charities Association (CMCA) has continued to prove its resiliency and industriousness through its 65-year history. During its six decades in operation, the organization has been asked to move its location three times, most recently onto Route 66 in the Pearl District.

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Blue Star Mothers Active in Owasso

By EMILY RAMSEY

When the Owasso Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America dissolved in 2015, the Owasso area was split up between the organization’s Rogers County and Broken Arrow chapters.

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City of Bixby Protecting Water Quality

Submitted By RICHARD SMITH

The City of Bixby and other statewide entities are working hard to help protect the valuable water resources in Oklahoma.

Across the nation, hundreds of cities and counties have been diligently working under a unique discharge permit program to protect the water quality of local streams and lakes from a variety of pollutants carried in stormwater runoff.

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South B.A. Develops

By EMILY RAMSEY

Construction has reached near completion for The Reserve at Aspen Creek, a multi-family development on Tucson Street (121st Street), between Aspen Avenue (145th East Avenue) and Elm Place (161st East Avenue).

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2017 OSU in Tulsa Icons Named

An Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education, a prominent Tulsa charitable organization and a generous philanthropist who left his mark on the city have been selected as 2017 OSU in Tulsa Icons by Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences for their contributions to the university, the state of Oklahoma and the nation.

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B.A. Arts Center Coming to Fruition

By EMILY RAMSEY

Steps are being taken to bring to fruition an idea that began nearly 10 years ago to construct a creative arts center in downtown Broken Arrow.

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Vision Tulsa Project Timeline Unveiled

By EMILY RAMSEY

In January, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum announced the funding timeline for the Vision Tulsa economic development projects, with 26 of the 37 projects planned to be funded completely by 2022. Five additional projects will receive annual appropriations throughout the 15-year program.

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2017 Chamber Chair Brings Regionalism to the Fore

By EMILY RAMSEY

Editor’s Note: Phil Albert is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 People to Watch in 2017,” as announced in its January 2017 issue. GTR was the first news group in greater Tulsa to introduce “10 People to Watch,” which launched in January 2009.

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Tulsa County Wins Budget Presentation Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that Tulsa County, has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

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Working Together to Implement a Strategic Plan for Tulsa

From the Mayor by G.T. BYNUM

Shortly after I took office, the Mayor’s Office led a joint retreat with the City Council to brainstorm our goals and form a strategic plan for our city. This retreat serves as the catalyst toward framing our strategic-planning process and moving ahead as a unified city government.

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B.A. Officials Chosen For National Committees

Three Broken Arrow officials have been appointed to serve on committees with the National League of Cities (NLC).

Mayor Craig Thurmond was elected to serve another term on the NLC Board of Directors.

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B.A. Sees Successes, Foresees Growing Pains

By EMILY RAMSEY

In his State of the City address on Dec. 14, Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon provided an overview of Broken Arrow’s recent successes as well as the looming challenges that come with a growing city.

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