Tulsa’s Race Relations Draw Global Interest
Panelists recently spoke about their participation in the “Just Governance for Human Security Conference” that was held in Caux, Switzerland this past July. The event was held at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum at 2445 S. Peoria Ave., in Tulsa on Sept. 15.
Tulsa Press Club to Honor Headliners Oct. 26
The Tulsa Press Club will honor three 2016 Headliners: Alan Armstrong, Sharon King Davis and Julius Pegues. These individuals will be recognized at the 2016 Headliners Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum. A reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m.
Arkansas River Development Looms Large
I spent a portion of my Labor Day morning walking the Arkansas River banks, basking in the breeze off the water, admiring the downtown views and enjoying the cheers of spectators and the cries of children with their families during the second annual Great Raft Race.
KPMG Report Helps Promote Efficiencies in Tulsa
The internal organizational culture at the City of Tulsa isn’t the same since the consulting firm, , first published 1,100 recommendations for cost savings and efficiencies back in 2010.
Momodou Ceesay: Businessman, Civic Leader
Editor’s Note: Glenpool Vice Mayor and restaurateur Momodou Ceesay is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 People to Watch in 2016,” as announced in its January 2016 issue. was the first news group in greater Tulsa to introduce People to Watch, which launched in January 2009.
Throughout the year, has published a series of articles featuring each of its “10 People to Watch.” Next month will feature the last of its 2016 series, spotlighting Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon.
Jenks Mayor Discusses City’s Past, Future
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. was the first news group in greater Tulsa to introduce People to Watch, which launched in January 2009.
Tulsa City/County Host Veterans Resource Fair
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.
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.
Commission Addresses High Rate of Incarcerated Women
More than 200,000 women across the U.S. are living behind bars, mostly due to non-violent, drug-related charges. Oklahoma currently ranks No. 1 for female incarceration per capita in the U.S., despite the fact that Oklahoma’s crime rate is average, ranking 17th in the nation.
Michael Patton: Doing Much to Benefit Tulsa
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. was the first news group in greater Tulsa to introduce People to Watch, which launched in January 2009.
Throughout the year, 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.
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 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.
Citizens Asked to Participate in Resilience Survey
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.
MHP Awards Outstanding Moms
In April, the Margaret Hudson Program () 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.
Elliot Nelson Adds to Downtown Projects
By EMILY RAMSEY
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.
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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