Owasso City Manager Gives State of the City
On Oct. 1, Owasso City Manager Warren Lehr gave his State of the City address at the Owasso Chamber of Commerce luncheon, where he discussed the city’s unique ability to unite for the common good and some of its recent accomplishments.
Honoring the Sacrificial Service of Our Veterans
On November 11, 1918, a ceasefire went into effect. The armistice agreed to that day silenced the guns of the first World War. The war itself was known as “the war to end all wars.” Unfortunately, the truce would not last; the world would soon face another deadly World War.
B.A. Police, Fire Unions Back Vision 2025 Tax Renewal
On Nov. 10, Broken Arrow voters will go to the polls to decide whether the existing Vision 2025 sales tax should be renewed.
John Cockrell, president of the International Association of Firefighters Local 2551, and Thomas Cooper, president of the Fraternal Order of Police 170 Lodge, both say their organizations are solidly behind the proposal.
A Gathering Place For Tulsa Receives Another Major Gift
A Gathering Place for Tulsa and Cimarex Energy Co. announced Cimarex’s $5 million dollar contribution to endow programming for A Gathering Place for Tulsa. The gift is the first of its kind and will ensure that the park has engaging and high quality programming that will create an environment of learning, fun and exploration.
TCC Vision Dinner Honors Susan Harris, Larry Mocha
The Tulsa Community College Foundation honored Susan Harris and the legacy of Larry Mocha during its annual Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner on Sept. 24 at the Cox Business Center. Harris was presented the 2015 Vision in Education Leadership Award for her visionary leadership in creating Tulsa’s education landscape, including elementary, secondary and higher education. Mocha was posthumously given the Stephen J. Jatras Award for his lasting legacy and passionate support of .
Buildings Near Completion in Brady
In just a few months, two more buildings in the Brady Arts District will be filled and brimming with activity.
In May, entrepreneurial hub 36 Degrees North (36°N) was announced as one tenant in the Universal Ford Building, which is currently under renovation at Cameron and Main streets.
Badges, Blazes and BBQ Cook-Off Held
INAUGURAL FUNDRAISER: In September, Owasso and Tulsa police officers and firefighters competed at the inaugural Badges, Blazes and Cook-Off, held at the Kirk of The Hills Presbyterian Church in Tulsa.
Proposals Continue for Vision Tax
As the Vision 2025 sales tax prepares to expire, city leaders hope to see Tulsa County residents vote to renew the 0.6 percent sales tax in April 2016.
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Visits Tulsa for Formal Naming of Littoral Combat Ship
The U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, was in Tulsa Sept. 15 to announce the naming of its newest Littoral Combat Ship during a ceremony at the Post.
TU Celebrates 2015 Homecoming Oct. 21-25
The University of Tulsa will commemorate Homecoming 2015 with five days of events planned for Oct. 21-25. “OklaHOMECOMING,” hosted by the Alumni Association, celebrates TU’s pride in the city, state and on campus.
Distracted Driving Policy: Put Away Mobile Devices
At the City of Tulsa, we place safety and health at the forefront of everything we do. Our organization’s safety culture transformation efforts are making a difference in employees’ lives and helping them be safer at work and home.
River Parks West Festival Park Reopens
On Sept. 18, River Parks Authority opened the newly-renovated River West Festival Park, 2100 South Jackson Ave.
Matt Meyer, executive director of River Parks Authority, was very complimentary of the renovation project’s general contractor, Tri-Star Construction . “When the 2014 Oktoberfest ended, they were ‘waiting at the gate’ to begin work. They have been attentive to the project schedule throughout, enabling us to hold the 2015 ScotFest and Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa without any delays. We are excited to unveil these new park improvements to the thousands of area residents who enjoy River Parks facilities year round,” he said.
B.A. Youth Council Announced
STUDENT ACTIVISM: Pictured are the 2015-2016 Broken Arrow Youth City Council members: Braden Price, Broken Arrow High School (), Brent Shafer, , Cale Ensminger, , Caleb Elder, , Cameron Elder, , Cara Ho, homeschool, Corinne Honeyman, , Elizabeth Dana Thomas, , Eric E. McKinney, Pentecostal Christian Academy, , Grace Robinson, A BeKa Academy, Jonathan Robert, , Maureen Hanes, Union High School, Precious Okourwa, , Winchell Gallardo, , and Zarria Young, . Broken Arrow Youth City Council provides opportunity for high school students to learn how municipal government works, obtain an understanding of local policymaking and serve their community.
B.A. Manager Takes Office
Sept. 21 was Michael Spurgeon’s first official day on the job as Broken Arrow’s city manager. Most recently, Spurgeon served as director of administration for the City of St. Charles, Missouri. He has also worked as city manager for the City of Miami, Oklahoma, township business administrator for Pemberton Township, New Jersey, and township manager for Eastampton, New Jersey.
Recent Master’s Graduates Join Tulsa’s Team
The City of Tulsa is partnering with the International City/County Management Association () for a Graduate Fellowship Program that places recent master’s degree graduates from around the country with municipalities to help with research and policy initiatives.
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