Building A Brighter Future for All of Tulsa


As I enter my second term as the 39th mayor of Tulsa, I want to express my gratitude to the citizens of Tulsa for placing your confidence in me and recognizing the importance of continuity in municipal leadership.

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Problems at Tulsa County Jail are Increasing


In last month’s edition of , I presented a broad overview of the history of the Tulsa County jail and identified some of the serious issues and challenges there which we all face as citizens of Tulsa County.

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Downtown Tulsa Ready to Glow


On Dec. 1, Guthrie Green will usher in winter and the holiday season with its second annual Glow on the Green.

The event, to begin at 4 p.m., will feature afternoon and evening activities, leading up to the main event of the lighting of Guthrie Green at 6 p.m.

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Genealogy Workshop: Dec. 6

Do you have a Revolutionary War Patriot in your family tree? Are you interested in finding out more? Today’s Daughters of the American Revolution () will help you with your genealogy and research.

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Chamber Comments on Bartlett Win

Commenting about the results of the Nov. 12 Mayoral election, Mike Neal, president and of the Tulsa Regional Chamber said, “The Chamber congratulates each of the mayoral candidates on a hard-fought race. This race was significant as the City of Tulsa plays a vital role in the economic fortitude of northeast Oklahoma. Mayor Bartlett has been a steadfast partner in our economic development efforts and we look forward to continuing our work with his administration and the hard-working City of Tulsa staff over the next four years to ensure our region’s future economic vitality.”

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Christiansen Endorses Taylor for Mayor

Former mayoral candidate and former city councilor Bill Christiansen announced on Nov. 6 that he is formally endorsing Kathy Taylor for mayor, as he believes she is the most qualified candidate to lead the city. Christiansen, a conservative Republican, ran against Taylor and current Mayor Dewey Bartlett in the primary election June 11.

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Kathy Taylor Inducted Into OU Law Hall of Fame

Tulsan Kathy Taylor was among four outstanding Oklahoma lawyers honored by the University of Oklahoma College of Law at a dinner Oct. 30. The four were inducted into the Order of the Owl Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to OU law graduates who demonstrate leadership and service through outstanding accomplishments in their legal careers.

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Tulsa County Jail Has Serious Challenges


For over the past 20 years it has been my privilege to serve the citizens of Tulsa County as your Sheriff. Providing you with public safety protection through a well trained and dedicated staff of men and women has been our honor. We pride ourselves in doing our business without a lot of fanfare, media attention or attempting to make political statements. For my deputies and me, it’s about being public servants, not public showmen.

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Mayor Bartlett Unveils Route 66 Center Proposal

Mayor Dewey Bartlett today announced that the City is seeking proposals from developers to build a Route 66 tourist center at the junction of Riverside Drive and old Route 66 at Southwest Boulevard.

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Competition Beautifies Downtown

Over the summer, the Tulsa Downtown Coordinating Council () held the first annual Downtown Tulsa Digs Flowers to encourage property and business owners to create displays of living flowers and plants to beautify the area.

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November Events at The M.e.t.

The M.e.t. is a Tulsa-based nonprofit organization that operates 12 drop-off recycling centers.

On Nov. 2-3, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the M.e.t. will hold its semi-annual pollutant collection at the fairgrounds. The collection is for residents of Bixby, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Collinsville, Coweta, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Tulsa and Tulsa County only.

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TYPros to Host 3rd Annual Boomtown Awards

On Nov. 14, Tulsa’s Young Professionals (ros) will host the third annual Boomtown Awards to honor community supporters and volunteers. The annual event, to be held at the Sky Forty-One suite, will recognize distinguished ros volunteers as well as the organizations and businesses that support its mission to attract and retain a strong, talented workforce and to develop the next generation of business and community leaders.

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Achieving Regional Prosperity Through Progress at the Polls


Regional prosperity is a term we use often at the Tulsa Regional Chamber. Almost like the latest buzzword, this all-encompassing term pops up often in our daily discussions. It reflects our underlying mission to move the Tulsa metro forward. We want to see our community succeed, grow and be the best it can be.

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One Fire Wing Dedicated

The Family Safety Center’s partners, the City of Tulsa and Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, recently dedicated the Charles L. Head Cherokee Nation One Fire Wing of the FSC’s new 11,000 square foot facility at 600 Civic Center in Tulsa in honor of the passing of the Cherokee Nation Secretary of State.

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Leaders Go High for TAUW

Young professionals and other supporters of the Tulsa Area United Way stood up for their community and went “Over the Edge” of a 20-story tower on Friday, Oct. 4.

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