John Hope Franklin Center Begins Reconciliation Survey
The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation (JHFCR) has begun conducting a benchmark survey throughout the Tulsa metropolitan area to identify and quantify current attitudes of citizens regarding race relations. The survey will measure the community’s knowledge about the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot and assesses how that event may have impacted current views of race relations in the Greater Tulsa community.
Dr. Gerard Clancy is 2011 Chamber Chair
The Tulsa Metro Chamber introduced Dr. Gerard Clancy, president of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, as its 2011 chair of the Board of Directors at its annual meeting held Jan. 18 at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.
Aquarium Hosts Governor
More than 1,000 people filled the Oklahoma Aquarium Jan. 8 for a pre-inaugural ball honoring Governor-elect Mary Fallin.
The event was very important to the new governor as thousands from across the state were in attendance just to have the opportunity to meet her.
Thriving Midtown Districts Have History
Editor’s Note: This is the fourth article in a multi-part series about the past, present and future growth of Greater Tulsa. In this series Newspapers will look back on the history, examine current developments and explore the possible future of various sectors of Tulsa and surrounding communities to give readers a better overall perspective of the many unique and vibrant parts that make up the whole of what we believe to be one of the greatest place in the world to live, which is Greater Tulsa.
Tulsa Has New Vision for the New Year
The year 2010 will be marked as the beginning of a new vision for the City of Tulsa. What we started will create a compelling new vision for what Tulsa’s future will be which will both inspire and challenge Tulsans in 2011 and beyond.
Bixby Bond Issue Will Continue Projects
In 2005 and 2006, Bixby citizens embarked on a grass root, community-driven initiative to identify and prioritize local public infrastructure projects designed to improve area transportation, public safety and quality of life. That effort ultimately culminated in voter approval of, by an 80 percent margin, a City of Bixby General Obligation (G.O.) bond issue to fund a number of those initiatives.
Broken Arrow Projects Continue into 2011
Broken Arrow is one of the fastest growing cities in Oklahoma. With this growth, the infrastructure is utilized to capacity in many cases. Improvement projects are being planned throughout the city for the New Year.
Kaiser Foundation Benefits Region
George Kaiser Family Foundation () recently announced a series of grants to more than 60 Tulsa area social service agencies. The foundation will distribute more than $5 million to organizations in the Tulsa metropolitan area, with 22 organizations receiving matching grant challenges. More than $1.2 million will go toward substance abuse, mental health and crisis intervention, $1 million will support community health initiatives, $669,000 will support child and family welfare, senior services and youth development and training, and more than $2 million will benefit basic needs and other organizations.
River Projects Continue to Move Forward
The Arkansas River is certainly nature’s landmark in Tulsa County. Development along the river brings great potential to the area. While rivers such as the Ohio and Mississippi roll along year-round full from bank to bank, the Arkansas goes from full during the rainy seasons to near empty during dry spells. Water is needed year-round in the Arkansas River to tap the full potential of recreational use and properly managed commercial development as well as ecological optimums.
Tulsa County Treasurer Offers Pay Conveniences
It is a busy time of year at the Tulsa County Treasurer’s Office. Part of my job as Tulsa County Treasurer is to receive property tax payments from all property owners in Tulsa County. Effectiveness, efficiency and convenience are important elements of customer service in my office, and that’s what I hope to provide to all Tulsa County taxpayers.
GTR’s Ten To Watch in 2011
At the beginning of each year the Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers spotlights ten people to watch in the coming year. The people are chosen for various reasons, such as being a new leader to a company or organization, offering potentially creative and innovative projects or setting impressive local or national records.
Facts & Figures to Celebrate Black History
Black History Month is celebrated annually in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Americans and Canadians celebrate Black History Month in February, while the U.K. devotes the month of September to recognizing and celebrating black history.
City of Tulsa Seeks Public Comment at January 18 Workshop
Americans with Disabilities Act Self-Evaluation, Transition Plan
Mayor’s Newly Formed Tulsa County Mentoring Coalition
When Mayor Dewey Bartlett took office in December 2009, he and his wife, Victoria Bartlett made a commitment to support and promote mentoring. Last fall, the Bartletts met with the Mentoring to the Max Partners and challenged the group to take its mentoring efforts to a higher level in order to meet the varying needs of children and youth throughout the Tulsa area.
A Call to Action: Volunteer to Help Abused Children
Are you interested in helping children who have been abused or neglected? Creek County is looking for a handful of concerned citizens to stand up for some of our community’s most vulnerable children.
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