Citizens often ask me, “What can I do to help the city?” My answer is, get involved in your community and help us build a better Tulsa.
One way Tulsans can use their talents, knowledge and experience to help our city overcome challenges is through the City of Tulsa’s Civic Innovation Fellowship.
Russell Peterson has never run for public office. But, over the past three decades, he has played as big a role in Broken Arrow’s development as any elected official.
Susan Neal holds strong ties to both Tulsa, as a native daughter, and to Gilcrease Museum—she was married there. Add to that her broad range of professional experiences, and she becomes the ideal candidate to lead Gilcrease Museum during a time of change as it grows new programming and prepares for a $65-million renovation.
or new careers or a new place to continue on their career path. One of the best employment opportunities is working for Tulsa County. Whether you are new to the workforce or looking for a change, working for Tulsa County provides opportunities to enhance your training, provides a career ladder for both professional and nonprofessional workers, and has one of the best benefit packages in the Tulsa County region.
The Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa recently hosted a project launch to mark the beginning of the national award-winning venue’s $55 million Vision Tulsa funded renovation. The event was hosted by the venue’s Assistant General Manager Kerry Painter, and included three speakers: Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, Cox Communications Vice President and Market Leader Roger Ramseyer, and Tulsa General Manager Jeff Nickler. ?
Since taking office, I’ve asked Tulsans to join me in dreaming big and making Tulsa a world-class city. As we continue to renew our high expectations, we can’t overlook the glaring disparities that exist in Tulsa. It’s heartbreaking to know that children born in north Tulsa are expected to live 10 years less than others in our city. We must address this. I ask you to join me in helping to change that trajectory.
Cities of Service announced Tulsa as one of three winners of the Engaged Cities Award, a new effort to elevate cities that are working creatively to tap the wisdom, talents, and energy of community members to solve public problems. Tulsa was recognized for combining bold mayoral leadership and the reach of city hall with the on-the-ground knowledge of citizens to address serious challenges.
Gathering Place has announced that it officially opens on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, kicking off with 100 Days of Opening Celebration festivities.
The June 26 Oklahoma Primary Election will allow voters to pick the nominees for various federal, state and county offices for November’s General Election. State Question 788, which would legalize medical marijuana, is also on the Statewide Primary ballot. In primary races with more than two candidates where no one receives a majority of the votes, runoffs will be held Aug. 28.
When there is an election in Tulsa County, the Tulsa County Election Board is responsible for making sure the voting process is flawless. Preparing for a smooth process, which is free of any doubt about the integrity of the results, requires more than just properly working machines. It primarily relies upon the precinct officials who are there from the time the polls open until they close.
Historically, there has been low voter participation in elections held during the summer. There are many reasons why voter turnout has been only a small percentage of registered voters.
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum recently presented Tulsa Blue certificates to City of Tulsa employees Rick Lisenbee and Gary McColphin for their outstanding service to their colleagues and the community during a special recognition ceremony at City Hall.
Editor’s Note: This article is compiled from writings of Bob Lewis and Emily Ramsey, Broken Arrow Express contributing editors.
The “help wanted” sign is out at the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation following the resignation of Wes Smithwick, who served as president and of both organizations.
When I took office, our City of Tulsa team recognized the benefits of using data to help solve public problems, drive policy and measure results. However, as we tried using data to guide decisions and lower barriers to innovation, we lacked the ability to use our own data and the data analytics talent needed to transform local government’s use of data-driven evidence. But that didn’t stop us. We found a solution.
Moises Echeverria’s path to the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice began 15 years ago when he experienced firsthand the nonprofit organization’s mission to spread respect and understanding.